/// Talking Brains and Immortality With Ray Kurzweil and Juan Enriquez (Video)

December 5, 2012  |  All Things Digital


Sometimes when you work in this business long enough, you get to do some cool things. For me, one of those days came yesterday, when I sat between Ray Kurzweil and Juan Enriques and took a wild stab at trying to moderate a discussion between them. The occasion was the TEDx Silicon Alley conference held here in New York, and for various reasons, I was asked at the last minute to stand in as moderator. Kurzweil’s talk, which took place before our “Fireside Chat” that was announced as a surprise final event of the day’s proceedings, amounted to his first public appearance in connection with the publication of his new book, “ How To Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.” Naturally it builds a bit on his previous book, “The Singularity Is Near,” in which he argues that in time — about the year 2030 or so — the exponential increase in computing power will lead humanity to enhance itself with machines. In the new book he talks about the latest thinking in how the brain works and how it’s organized, and where its limitations are. Eventually, he argues, we’ll be enhancing our brains with computing power in some way as well

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Talking Brains and Immortality With Ray Kurzweil and Juan Enriquez (Video)


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