Ray Kurzweil and Juan Enriquez on Human/Machine Integration and Artificial Intelligence

All Things Digital’s Arik Hesseldahl had the distinct pleasure of serving as moderator for a discussion between Ray Kurzweil and Ted Enriquez. Happily the event was recorded for posterity. Note: The video features a talk from Enriquez, then Kurzweil and then their moderated discussion.

3 Comments on "Ray Kurzweil and Juan Enriquez on Human/Machine Integration and Artificial Intelligence"

  1. I mean it’s gonna happen eventually… we will merge with our technology. I mean we have done it already to a degree, I’m sure most of you are constantly on the net, I know I am. Eventually we will seamlessly hook into the net. I am ambivalent whether this will positive or not. It’ll be similar to how it is today. Some people will have fantastic experiences in the culture of man-machine integration, some people will get screwed…

  2. BuzzCoastin | Dec 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm |

    around 30:00 he acknowledges that technologies can be human evolutionary extensions
    wheel = foot
    internet = central nervous system, some brain functions
    he also notes that
    humans are not good at logical reasoning
    and are fixated on pattern recognition, to the exclusion of all else
    it will take a long time, if ever, before humans realized they’ve been turned into cyborgs
    something that began with the wheel and started growing exponentially during the Industrial Revolution

  3. I see those life-extending elixirs Kurzweil has been drinking haven’t slowed down the aging process.

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