articles tagged: ray kurzweil
ray kurzweil’s exponential mythology
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ray kurzweil’s exponential mythology

To Ray Kurzweil and his adherents, the "exponential curve of technology" is an immutable law of nature. But does it actually exist in the real world?

the singularity, now with even more utopia
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the singularity, now with even more utopia

For Ray Kurzweil and his disciples, the "exponential curve of technological advancement" is the way, the light, and the cure for all that ails us...

michael vassar vs. weird things, round one
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michael vassar vs. weird things, round one

Michael Vassar of the Singularity Institute offers a rebuttal to Weird Things' coverage of the Singularity and its advocates.

the singularity institute vs. weird things
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the singularity institute vs. weird things

The Singularity Institute has been reading Weird Things and they have some objections...

your pricey ticket to immortality
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your pricey ticket to immortality

The Gospel of the Singularity and its promise of digital immortality is now selling engineering and scientific snake oil and hope to believers.

the three step immortality program
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the three step immortality program

Step one, live for a while. Step two, something. Step three, something else that should do the trick.

ray kurzweil’s digital religion
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ray kurzweil’s digital religion

Ray Kurzweil's idea that one day, he will live on as software is beginning to take on the trappings of a faith.

please, leave your brain where it is
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please, leave your brain where it is

Your brain does not work like a computer just because it also sends electrical signals through special pathways.

ray kurzweils digital pipe dreams
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ray kurzweils digital pipe dreams

If you're planning to download your brain into a computer, you may want to reconsider.

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