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Super You: How Technology is Revolutionizing What It Means to Be Human by Sean Carruthers, Kay Svela Walker, Andy Walker

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9. Human 2.0: The Future Is You

It might come in 2030. It might come in 2045. Or, somewhere in between.

The Singularity, as defined by Ray Kurzweil, will happen (see Chapter 1, “The Emergence of (You) the Human Machine”). He asserts there will come a time where “man will become a hybrid of flesh and machine, and ultimately, the non-biological portion will dominate.” Many of the world’s top technology experts agree.

Certainly none of the experts we interviewed for this book dispute the fact that one day strong artificial intelligence (AI) will happen. That is to say, a machine with the same and inevitably better intelligence than a human.

Some experts have made similar strange and perhaps “radical” predictions and watched them realized. Take Kevin ...

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