January 1

21st Century Living

Tuesday’s Big Idea

Today's Big Idea: Exponential Technology

Where is human intelligence headed? Will it be surpassed (and therefore subordinated) by machines or will it be augmented by artificial intelligence? And what does that mean for human prospects, measured in terms of health, wealth and happiness?

This question looms large as we at the possibilities that could arise in 2013.

In order to look forward, the futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil today takes a look back, taking stock of human progress. Access to smarter technology, Kurzweil argues, is a powerful force that will continue to make us all happier, healthier and wealthier in 2013. 

  1. 1 Ray Kurzweil's Top 5 Reasons to B...
  2. 2 Why Ray Kurzweil's Predictions Ar...
  3. 3 Progress as Opportunity
  4. 4 The Cult of the Singularity
   
  1. Ray Kurzweil's Top 5 Reasons to Be Optimistic for 2013

    Ray Kurzweil's Top 5 Reasons to Be Optimistic for 2013

    Will you be better off this year than your were in the past? To the futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil, the answer is a resounding yes. 

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  2. Why Ray Kurzweil's Predictions Are Right 86% of the Time

    Why Ray Kurzweil's Predictions Are Right 86% of the Time

    It's that time of the year again when techno pundits are once again breathlessly telling us all ...

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  3. Progress as Opportunity

    Progress as Opportunity

    According to Larry Summers, progress is access to opportunity for ever more people.

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  4. The Cult of the Singularity

    The Cult of the Singularity

    Friends, a new world is waiting for all of us. It is a world without want, where every need is ...

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