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August 1st, 2005 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Aug. 1st, 2005

09:55 pm - Ray Kurzweil interviewed on NPR's Here and Now

http://www.here-now.org/shows/2005/08/20050801_2.asp

Kurzweil invented the first print-to speech reading machine for the blind, the first music synthesizer, and, in the early 90's, he predicted a world wide computer network, the dominance of intelligent weapons in warfare, and the defeat of a human chess champion by a computer.

So when Kurzweil speaks, people listen. Now he's saying that in the near future blood cell sized robots called nanobots will travel our bloodstreams making repairs. He sees this as one part of a larger trend of achieving immortality through technology.

Kurzweil's new book, which is coming soon, is titled "The Singularity is Near, When Humans Transcend Biology."

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