Monday, May 9, 2011

The Singularity is Near

Grossman, Lev.  "2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal."  Time.  10 February 2011.

Ray Kurzweil (Larry Busacca/
Getty Images)
 1:  Define the following terms:   
     a)  Singularity
     b)  Artificial Intelligence
     c)  Exponential Curve
     d)  Telomere

2:  Answer in complete sentences:
     a) Why is Kurzweil sure the Singularity        
     is coming?
     b) How does Kurzweil see humans extending
     their lives indefinitely?
     c) What are some potential drawbacks to the
     d) What do you think about the ideas
     presented in this article?  Do they make you
     more excited or more fearful for the future?  Explain.

Read more about the Singularity at The Singularity Hub.

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