It has been revealed that there is a futurist who said that if we manage to live seven more years, starting 2030, we can talk about immortality. This will allegedly become a reality. Check out the latest reports about the matter below.
Immortality to be achieved in 2030?
Computer scientist and futurist, Ray Kurzweil, has made bold predictions about the future of human immortality and AI’s singularity, setting specific timelines that suggest we could achieve immortality within the next seven years if his predictions are correct, says Geek Reply.
Kurzweil has a proven track record of accurate predictions. In 1990, he predicted that computers would beat human world chess champions by 2000, the rise of portable computers and smartphones, the shift to wireless technology, and the explosion of the internet before it was obvious to most people.
He even evaluated his predictions in 2010 and found that 115 out of 147 were “entirely correct,” 12 were essentially correct, and only 3 were entirely wrong.
However, he did miscalculate the timeline for self-driving cars, predicting their arrival by 2009.
Although it may seem bold and perhaps even incorrect, the idea of achieving immortality should not be immediately dismissed. Kurzweil has been making such bold predictions for years, and has remained consistent with his initial dates.
In 2017, Kurzweil stated that “2029 is the consistent date I have predicted for when an AI will pass a valid Turing test and therefore achieve human levels of intelligence.”
He also set the date of 2045 for the “Singularity,” which is when we will multiply our effective intelligence a billion-fold by merging with the intelligence we have created.
Kurzweil predicts that by 2030, there will be an “advance in human life expectancy” of “more than a year every year.” Achieving this progress toward Singularity in 15 years will involve nanobots in our bloodstream repairing and connecting our brains to the cloud.
Once this occurs, we will be able to send videos (or even emails, if one wishes to consider the more mundane aspects of being a cyborg) from our brains and backup our memories.
Kurzweil believes the singularity will make humans “godlike” rather than a threat.
We’ll be funnier. Our sexiness will increase. We’ll express love better,” he said in 2015.“If I want to access 10,000 computers for two seconds, I can do that wirelessly,” he said, “and my cloud computing power multiplies ten thousandfold. We’ll use our neocortex.”
“I’m walking along and Larry Page comes, and I need a clever response, but 300 million modules in my neocortex won’t work. One billion for two seconds. Just like I can multiply my smartphone’s intelligence thousands-fold today, I can access that in the cloud.”
Recent advances in the field of nanobots have shown potential in delivering drug payloads into brain tumors. However, it is unlikely that significant progress will be made in the next seven years.
On a positive note, paralyzed patients can now communicate by spelling out sentences using brain-computer interfaces, and monkeys have been successfully trained to play Pong using similar technology.
According to Kurzweil, human-AI interactions are still in their early stages and have a long way to go before they reach the level of sophistication depicted in popular media. Only time will determine the accuracy of his predictions, but fortunately, there is plenty of time for us to advance in this field.