When Man and Machine Merge | Ray Kurzweil

15 Feb 2009 - 6:17pm
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Angel Marquez
2008

This months Rolling Stone <http://www.rollingstone.com/issue1072> magazine
has a good article about Ray
Kurzweil<http://www.kurzweilai.net/index.html?flash=1>
.
Rather interesting.

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16 Feb 2009 - 1:12am
Wendy Fischer
2004

Loved Ray Kurzweil's the Singularity - I think we'd all be out of jobs if all the actual ideas in the book came to pass.

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This months Rolling Stone <http://www.rollingstone.com/issue1072> magazine
has a good article about Ray
Kurzweil<http://www.kurzweilai.net/index.html?flash=1>
.
Rather interesting.
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16 Feb 2009 - 1:29am
Angel Marquez
2008

>>I think we'd all be out of jobs if all the actual ideas in the book came
to pass.
Funny you say that. After serious collaborative research I'm starting to
think command line is the way to go. The trade off to relearn some nonsense
UI is kind of goofy. The users need to change not the interactions. I really
would like to design my own experience and not hope some team of brilliant
people come up with something I want to tout around using.

fyi, I used the deck "Merging Man With Machine" as my catch phrase. When I
saw the RS mag while I was in line at Blockbuster, the same Blockbuster
where the kid working the counter asked me if I was a teacher and I replied
'no, but, what kind of teacher do you think I would be' and he replied
'science' (I laughed, I look far from science teacher), the magazine cover
said 'The World's Scariest Techno Prophet' so I had to pick it up and their
it was in the TOC "When Man and Machine Merge". Keep in mind I've been
trying to hunt down the soundtrack for the movie push, which doesn't exist
outside of the movie, by the way. I did find the playlist and of course one
of the bands is named The Turing Machine.

I think the article said something along the lines of us being happier when
the machines take over and we are out of work. I looked at his site and
think Amanda needs an update.

I'll check out The Singularity. Maybe.

16 Feb 2009 - 3:41am
Andrew Boyd
2008

On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:17 AM, Angel Marquez <angel.marquez at gmail.com>wrote:

> This months Rolling Stone <http://www.rollingstone.com/issue1072> magazine
> has a good article about Ray
> Kurzweil<http://www.kurzweilai.net/index.html?flash=1>
> .
> Rather interesting.
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I have a soft spot for Ray... The Age of Thinking Machines impressed me, and
The Age of Spiritual Machines really blew my mind - I've lost three copies
loaning them out to people over the years :)

Cheers, Andrew

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