Ray Kurzweil

The man who spurred me to write my eBook called ” The New Technology – The End of Mankind? – The Beginning”. It wasn’t his brilliance that got me, it was how convincing he was on where we are headed and how rapidly technology was advancing. This video clip will give you and snippet of how he sees things progressing.

Ray Kurzweil is an engineer who has radically advanced the fields of speech, text, and audio technology. He’s also one of our finest thinkers, revered for his dizzying — yet convincing — writing on the advance of technology, the limits of biology, and the future of the human species.

Ray Kurzweil’s latest graphs show that technology’s breakneck advances will only accelerate — recession or not. He unveils his new project, Singularity University, to study oncoming tech and guide it to benefit humanity.

nanobots4The New Technology is Nanotechnology but you only hear about the new advances being made and not how intrusive the technology really is or will be in our near future. There will be many who claim to cure Cancer through the new technology and thousands will clammer to be injected with nanobots regardless of the side-effects and or consequences. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for solving these serious illnesses but at what cost? I wrote on Twitter that we will spend millions of dollars on a vaccine but yet we still think it’s OK to have people in our communities unable to buy food or pay the rent. It’s as if we have been lulled into a trance when it comes to technology, we focus on how much money it can make us rather than how we can help our fellow man! Yes I’m generalizing but consider our past as a race and society. We want what we want regardless of who we hurt or step on on the way up the ladder.

In my eBook, “The New Technology – The End of Mankind? — The Beginning” I touch on Virtual Reality, it’s where we will spend most of our time. No not the Virtual Reality where you put on a headset or glasses and SHAZZAM! your transported to another world, the Virtual Reality I’m referring to is not unlike The Matrix. This Virtual Reality will be injected into your blood stream via blood cell sized nanobots and could trick your neurons into thinking your traveling somewhere without leaving the room. It’s the new drug of the future, back in the 60’s we had LSD and today it’s nanobots, interesting isn’t it?

There a thousand questions, how will these nanobots be distributed, will you know you’ve been injected, who will oversee and say what is acceptable and what is not, a governing body so to speak. I think we trust technology far too easily, it is possible that we will lose control of technology because we really haven’t got a clue what we are messing with, much like the earth we have all but destroyed. We just couldn’t see the impact our actions would have on our environment. So what does all this mean to you, how do we use this new technology for good rather than bad and how will it impact our day-to-day business and activities? Could it be used against us, you bet it could. Will we give our power over to the machines and they’ll be in charge? The questions are many, what do you think, leave your comments I’m very interested.

Ray Kurzweil, an Inventor, Author and Futurist shares some of what I touched on above, take the time to watch this video called:

Ray Kurzweil Explores the Next Phase of Virtual Reality