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Chris Moran <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 19 Jan 2006 18:05:42 -0500
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Quoting Steve Cavrak <[log in to unmask]>:
> Ray Kurzweil: IT Will Be Everything
> Timeline: The future according to Ray Kurzweil
> 2010 : Computers become invisible.
> 2020 : $1,000 buys a computer working at 10 quadrillion, or 10^16,  
> calculations per second
> 2025 : Computers are able to simulate the entire human brain.
> 2030 : Nonbiological intelligence matches human intelligence in range 
>  and subtlety. $1,000 buys a computer 1,000 times more powerful than  
> the human brain.
> 2045 : The point of "singularity" is reached, when technical progress 
>  is so fast that unenhanced human intelligence can't follow it/. One  
> can no longer distinguish between our biology and our technology.
> 22nd century : Our intelligence, biological and nonbiological  
> combined, saturates the matter and eneregyh around us and begins to  
> spread throughout the unvierse.

ala Terence McKenna
http://www.sculptors.com/~salsbury/Articles/singularity.html
We'll create a method to PERFECTLY accidentally destroy ourselves 
before we become a further burden on the rest of the universe ;)

Drugs are bad.. m-kay?

Chris
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