How do you think about the future? As something long off, far away, “out there”? Think again, as eminent author, inventor and futurist Dr. Ray Kurzweil speaks with ease and eloquence about the challenging task of keeping pace with the exponential rate of technological change occurring on the planet. Along the way, he discusses a few of the probable paths this evolution may take including, but not limited to: the evolutionary interface of human biology with nanotechnology, the day when computers will be a lot smarter than we are (sooner than you think), and how ultimately all the “dumb” matter in the universe will be transformed into “smart” matter, imbued with intelligent consciousness and the capacity to exert free will over the momentous forces of nature!
Recorded on: 2/14/2003
Evolution of Consciousness