Google: former engineer believes immortality will arrive in 2030

Google: former engineer believes immortality will arrive in 2030

Computer scientist and former Google engineer, Ray Kurzweilhas made an interesting prediction: he believes that humans will be able to dream of the immortality as of the following decade.

For him, there is a technology currently under development with which this goal can be achieved: the nanorobots.

Kurzweiul and the goal of eternal life.

Kurzewil’s statements he made in his book, ‘The Singularity is Near’, published in 2005. They have now returned to the debate thanks to a documentary published by the tech youtuber Adagio.

In his text, he predicted that technology will allow humans to achieve eternal life by 2030. He also stated that current advances and the expansion seen in genetics, robotics and nanotechnology will allow the nanorobots run through our veins in the near future.

Kurzweil previously suggested that, in less than a decade, humans will have created technology to defend against aging and disease with microscopic robots, sent to repair our bodies at the cellular level. And, indeed, medical engineers are currently working rapidly on these disease-fighting bots.

He also claims that such nanotechnology will allow people to eat whatever they want while staying slim and energetic.

“The nanorobots in the digestive tract and bloodstream will intelligently extract the precise nutrients we need, request the additional nutrients and supplements needed through our personal wireless local area network, and send the rest of the food we eat on its way to be disposed of,” Kurzweil suggested in a 2003 blog post.

Meanwhile, Silicon Valley billionaires, including Peter Thiel and Jeff Bezos, have placed much emphasis on Kurzweil’s predictions, devoting their careers to developing technology that will allow humans to live up to a hundred years.

Several hits to his credit

Ray Kurzweil has already got several predictions right even with years to spare.

Among a long list, he accurately predicted that consumers would be able to design their own clothes with precise measurements and style requirements from their home computers by 1999; that the world’s best chess player would lose to a computer by 2000; that people would primarily use laptops, in a wide range of sizes and shapes, by 2009; and that most of the world would have high-bandwidth wireless Internet access at all times by 2010.

“2029 is the consistent date I have predicted when an AI will pass a valid (Alan) Turing test,” Kurzweil told Futurism in 2017, referring to experiments that challenge computers to think like us, “and thereby reach human levels of intelligence.” However, LaMDA and ChaGPT have already surpassed it to the present day.

But his book still has one more goal: the singularity.

“I have set the date of 2045 for the ‘Singularity,’ which is when we will multiply our effective intelligence by a billion by merging with the (artificial) intelligence we have created,” stresses the author, who was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002.

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Daniel Chapman