Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Singularity: Merging Men And Machines Is Not Just Science Fiction Anymore

Most of us are familiar with science fiction films where men and machines are combined together to produce powerful superhuman creatures.

Unfortunately, it looks like it is not just going to be science fiction for much longer.

The video clip below is a trailer for a film entitled "Transcendent Man".

This film examines the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, a world famous futurist who travels the world promoting his vision of a future in which humanity will merge with technology and machines.

Kurzweil believes that by doing so, humans will be able to live forever and will be billions of times more intelligent than we are now.

All within the next thirty years.

Does all of this seem fantastical to you?

The truth is that there are a LOT of scientists out there who believe this, and the number of top intellectuals who believe in this stuff is growing rapidly.

They call this being of the future "the Singularity", and today there are many futurists, philosophers and scientists who are talking about what it will mean to live in a "post-human" society.

Check out the stunning trailer for this film. What you see should chill you to the bone.....

1 comment:

  1. I see no reason to feel one way or the other, is the concept that frightening to you?
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