Today man directly benefited from the products of Artificial Intelligence, no one can deny the advantages it offers which makes life a lot easier. The progress in this field is slow yet sure, and what is so surprising about it is the revelation of Ray Kurzweil an Artificial Intelligence pioneer and a renowned Google futurist who predicted that within 15 more years of technological studies and advancement one day human brains will be directly connected to the internet. Could it be the era when humans will be hybrids? The most accurate answer that will be provided for that question will be in the year 2030.
The hypothesis of Kurzweil which is about nanobots made from DNA strands can possibly be used to transform humans into hybrids was made during his recent speech at the Exponential Finance conference in New York on Wednesday (3 June).
“Our thinking then will be a hybrid of biological and non-biological thinking,” Kurzweil said. “We’re going to gradually merge and enhance ourselves. In my view, that’s the nature of being human – we transcend our limitations.”
“We’ll be able to extend (our limitations) and think in the cloud. We’re going to put gateways to the cloud in our brains.”
Connecting brains to the internet or a cloud computer network will allow for advanced thinking, Kurzweil predicts, and by the late 2030s human thought could be predominantly non-biological.
The well-kown predictions of Kurzweil who also predicted that technological singularity – when artificial intelligence surpasses that of human intelligence – would occur by the year 2045. Kurzweil predictions in the past have been proven to be accurate just like when he predicted that in the 1990’s that by 2009 wireless technology would be commonplace, people would primarily use portable computers, and eyeglasses would feature electronic displays.
Along with this predictions is also a warning from Kurzweil he said at the New York conference, “That caution should be taken when considering the accelerating nature of technological advances.”
“As I wrote starting 20 years ago, technology is a double-edged sword,” Kurzweil said. “Fire kept us warm and cooked our food but also burnt down our houses. Every technology has had its promise and peril.”