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In just 15 years, we'll begin to see the merger of human and computer intelligence that ultimately will enable people to live forever. At least that's the prediction of author and futurist Ray Kurzweil.Kurzweil told a keynote audience at last week's SCO6 supercomputing conference that nanobots will roam our blood streams fixing diseased or aging organs, while computers will back up our human memories and rejuvenate our bodies by keeping us young in appearance and health. The author of the book The Singularity Is Near, Kurzweil says within a quarter of a century, non-biological intelligence will match the range and subtlety of human intelligence. He predicts that it will then soar past human ability because of the continuing acceleration of information-based technologies, as well as the ability of machines to instantly share their knowledge.In an interview with InformationWeek, Kurzweil said people and computers will intermix with nanobots, blood cell-sized robots, that will be integrated into everything from our clothing to our bodies and brains. People simply need to live long enough—another 15 to 30 years—to live forever. Think of it as replacing everyone's "human body version 1.0" with nanotechnology that will repair or replace ailing or aging tissue, he says. Parts will become easily replaceable."A $1,000 worth of computation in the 2020s will be 1,000 times more powerful than the human brain," says Kurzweil, adding that in 25 years we'll have multiplied our computational power by a billion. "Fifteen years from now, it'll be a very different world. We'll have cured cancer and heart disease, or at least rendered them to manageable chronic conditions that aren't life threatening. We'll get to the point where we can stop the aging process and stave off death."Kurzweil isn't writing science fiction. In fact, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)'s Bill Gates, a robotics director at Carnegie Mellon University, an MIT professor, and a physicist have all endorsed his book. He has received the National Medal of Technology and the Lemelson-MIT prize. The directors of the National Institute of Health have asked him to speak to their members. Kurzweil says he's simply looking back and measuring the computational progress the human race has made over the last century and then projecting that same line of progress forward into the near future.Actually, we'll hit a point where human intelligence simply can't keep up with, or even follow, the progress that computers will make, according to Kurzweil. He expects that non-biological intelligence will have access to its own design plans and be able to improve itself rapidly. Computer, or non-biological, intelligence created in the year 2045 will be one billion times more powerful than all human intelligence today.
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Kurzviel predicts that by 2015 our life expectancy will increase faster then we age, effectivly the sands of time run in rather then out, and by about 2070 we will be able to cheat death. By this time space exploration will become a possible reality, and traveling to distant stars would be possible as we wouldnt have a time limit, as in we wouldn't die before we got there?
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No thanks, living forever is just not appealing. Plus they don't even want to mass produce stuff that could possibly help the fight against cancer so...

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Dont want to live foreverwe're designed to die in the same way we're designed to replicate.

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I would just love to see how the world is in 100 years or so, can even imagine what it would be likeHowever of course you would miss family and friends

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*sees nanobots**doesnt take seriously*

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Any fraffarticle is basically saying there going to find the cure to cancer by using computer architecture configuration on biological substancesmany people dont realise that with todays Unix 32 bit computers, time systems will crash in 2038 (y2k38 bug), so ideally they should start making more 64 bit applications than talking some star trek crap

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Any fraffarticle is basically saying there going to find the cure to cancer by using computer architecture configuration on biological substancesmany people dont realise that with todays Unix 32 bit computers, time systems will crash in 2038 (y2k38 bug), so ideally they should start making more 64 bit applications than talking some star trek crap
Not that bug again lol
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this would be a great achievement to transcend our human limits, but out society isnt ready for this kind of movement yet. being a cyborg is the way forward, yet all i can see is there being tensions between those for and against, like sum kind of racism but between cyborgs and normal humans lol.

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don't wanna live for ever, but don't wana die, don't mind living indefinitely until i decide though

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this would be a great achievement to transcend our human limits, but out society isnt ready for this kind of movement yet. being a cyborg is the way forward, yet all i can see is there being tensions between those for and against, like sum kind of racism but between cyborgs and normal humans lol.
What about sex though
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Any fraffarticle is basically saying there going to find the cure to cancer by using computer architecture configuration on biological substancesmany people dont realise that with todays Unix 32 bit computers, time systems will crash in 2038 (y2k38 bug), so ideally they should start making more 64 bit applications than talking some star trek crap
Not that bug again lol
The year 2038 problem (also known as Unix Millennium bug, or Y2K38 by analogy to the Y2K problem, known as the millennium bug) may cause some computer software to fail before or in the year 2038. The problem affects all software and systems that store system time as a signed 32-bit integer, and interpret this number as the number of seconds since 00:00:00 January 1, 1970.[1] The latest time that can be represented this way is 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, 19 January 2038. Times beyond this moment will "wrap around" and be stored internally as a negative number, which these systems will interpret as a date in 1901 rather than 2038. This will likely cause problems for users of these systems due to erroneous calculations.:Dhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem
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the thought of livin as a machine is cooolbut i dont want to live forever

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Any fraffarticle is basically saying there going to find the cure to cancer by using computer architecture configuration on biological substancesmany people dont realise that with todays Unix 32 bit computers, time systems will crash in 2038 (y2k38 bug), so ideally they should start making more 64 bit applications than talking some star trek crap
Not that bug again lol
The year 2038 problem (also known as Unix Millennium bug, or Y2K38 by analogy to the Y2K problem, known as the millennium bug) may cause some computer software to fail before or in the year 2038. The problem affects all software and systems that store system time as a signed 32-bit integer, and interpret this number as the number of seconds since 00:00:00 January 1, 1970.[1] The latest time that can be represented this way is 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, 19 January 2038. Times beyond this moment will "wrap around" and be stored internally as a negative number, which these systems will interpret as a date in 1901 rather than 2038. This will likely cause problems for users of these systems due to erroneous calculations.:Dhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem
if i change the date on my laptop to 2038 will it f*ck up?
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The way this world is turning out were going to die just before things become well and truly f*ckedwe're lucky is you ask me

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Any fraffarticle is basically saying there going to find the cure to cancer by using computer architecture configuration on biological substancesmany people dont realise that with todays Unix 32 bit computers, time systems will crash in 2038 (y2k38 bug), so ideally they should start making more 64 bit applications than talking some star trek crap
Not that bug again lol
The year 2038 problem (also known as Unix Millennium bug, or Y2K38 by analogy to the Y2K problem, known as the millennium bug) may cause some computer software to fail before or in the year 2038. The problem affects all software and systems that store system time as a signed 32-bit integer, and interpret this number as the number of seconds since 00:00:00 January 1, 1970.[1] The latest time that can be represented this way is 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, 19 January 2038. Times beyond this moment will "wrap around" and be stored internally as a negative number, which these systems will interpret as a date in 1901 rather than 2038. This will likely cause problems for users of these systems due to erroneous calculations.:Dhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem
if i change the date on my laptop to 2038 will it f*ck up?
i dunnoat most it will go to 1901 as far as i understand
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im looking forward to dying an old grandad then transcending to heaven with the real og's

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Nanobots you know, come like Nano-machines in MGS
My first thoughts when I read it aswell lol
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