The 2 Cent King

Immortality and all that "goop"

                                                                                                                                   Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Celebrate as many Valentine days as you want, rip of your heart and give it your sweetheart as a gift,bcoz you won't be needing it anymore. But make sure you are not dead in the next 20 years.

No..I haven't flipped..ofcourse a lonely Valentine day has its effect, but not this crazy. But "achieve immortality in 20 years" says Ray Kurzweil , a famed inventor and computer scientist and a winner of number of awards including Lemelson-MIT prize(it’s a Academy Award for inventors), a inductee of "Inventors Hall of Fame" and also dubbed as "modern Eddison". The MIT graduate's most famous inventions is the first reading machine for the blind that could read any typeface.

A seismic development he predicts in his new book ("Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever.")is no more than 20 years away that makes humanity achieve immortality. Kurzweil writes of millions of blood cell-sized robots, which he calls "nanobots," that will keep us forever young by swarming through the body, repairing bones, muscles, arteries and brain cells. Improvements to our genetic coding will be downloaded via the Internet. We won't even need a heart.

This 56 year old inventor is serious about his diet(grenne tea , alkaline water) and hasn't got sick in last 7 years and plans to be fit when this happens.He sees human intelligence not only conquering its biological limits, including death, but completely mastering the natural world.

Critics say Kurzweil's predictions of immortality are wild fantasies based on unjustifiable leaps from current technology.

His predictions are based on carefully constructed scientific models that have proven accurate. For instance, in his 1990 book, "The Age of Intelligent Machines," Kurzweil predicted the development of a worldwide computer network(Internet) and of a computer that could beat a chess champion.

His 3 bridges to immortality are
Bridge-1: A health regimen to keep yourself fit
Bridge-2: A biotechnological revolution
Bridge-3: Nanotechnology and artificial intelligence revolution, which Kurzweil predicts will deliver the nanobots that work like repaving crews in our bloodstreams and brains. These intelligent machines will destroy disease, rebuild organs and obliterate known limits on human intelligence.

But how does the limited resourseful world sustain immortality?

Kurzweil says he believes new technology will emerge to meet increasing human needs

You mean lonely V days for ever..nooooooo. Hey when is the doom's day. Oh yeah, its no use.*sigh*

by gvenum @  3:43 PM                                                                                                                                                                 

  • #by Blogger Primalsoup, at February 16, 2005 12:32 AM

    Hmmm, And one thought that we were all dead in the long run...


  • #by Blogger Pallavi, at February 16, 2005 5:13 AM

    hmm he needs to dream some more :)


  • #by Blogger gvenum, at February 16, 2005 11:12 AM

    (Primalsoup)Nope..no deathie...and you have to come up with your travel "spontanities" for ever...poor "junta"!!

    (Pallavi)True...let him dream more ...may be we can all fly to "Universe and Beyond" someday.


  • #by Blogger iii, at February 16, 2005 9:03 PM

    er...he maybe right, but wonder if he forgot to put, in his model the "rapture" and all 'the good things' that are coming with it, which, the extreme right wing in the usa beleive as gospel and (hence) are trying their wee bit to accelerate the second coming of jesus("parousia").
    In simpler words nuclear holocaust as the result of the clash of the civilizations!
    Immortality going up in a mushroom cloud!


  • #by Blogger Primalsoup, at February 17, 2005 9:34 AM

    Who is this poor junta? People get what they deserve!


  • #by Blogger gvenum, at February 17, 2005 2:10 PM

    (iii) Well he comes from the most liberal Mass..state and also looked like he lacked a "third eye" to factor all these religious fracas. But hopefully we all become like T-X(Terminatrix) or a T-101 (from T-3) by that time.:)

    (Primalsoup)spoken like someone who is on a "travel" Crusades espcially on planes and trains:)


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