Ray Kurzweill is an idiot, a conceited idiot.
I'm impressed. In the first month of this new year, we may have already seen the most ignorant and asinine comment of 2013 award winner.
I had heart surgery that cured my case of atrial fibrillation a month ago. I was in the hospital one day and out the next. The procedure was pure science fiction compared to what was available ten years ago.
Likely procedures ten years from now will also be considered to be science fiction by today’s standards.
Back in 2007, Newt Gingrich said that there would be more technological change in the next 30 years than in the last 200 years. Since then two major technological revolutions have occurred: Telephones have essentially become computers, and the shale oil fracking revolution has put America on the path to energy independence.
I’m sure the miracle I experienced in the hospital is experienced by others in thousands of other small inventions.