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    Immortality only 20 years away says scientist

    Scientist Ray Kurzweil claims humans could become immortal in as little as 20 years' time through nanotechnology and an increased understanding of how the body works.

    The 61-year-old American, who has predicted new technologies arriving before, says our understanding of genes and computer technology is accelerating at an incredible rate.

    He says theoretically, at the rate our understanding is increasing, nanotechnologies capable of replacing many of our vital organs could be available in 20 years time.

    Mr Kurzweil adds that although his claims may seem far-fetched, artificial pancreases and neural implants are already available.

    Mr Kurzweil calls his theory the Law of Accelerating Returns. Writing in The Sun, Mr Kurzweil said: "I and many other scientists now believe that in around 20 years we will have the means to reprogramme our bodies' stone-age software so we can halt, then reverse, ageing. Then nanotechnology will let us live for ever.

    "Ultimately, nanobots will replace blood cells and do their work thousands of times more effectively.

    "Within 25 years we will be able to do an Olympic sprint for 15 minutes without taking a breath, or go scuba-diving for four hours without oxygen.

    "Heart-attack victims – who haven't taken advantage of widely available bionic hearts – will calmly drive to the doctors for a minor operation as their blood bots keep them alive.

    "Nanotechnology will extend our mental capacities to such an extent we will be able to write books within minutes.

    "If we want to go into virtual-reality mode, nanobots will shut down brain signals and take us wherever we want to go. Virtual sex will become commonplace. And in our daily lives, hologram like figures will pop in our brain to explain what is happening.

    "So we can look forward to a world where humans become cyborgs, with artificial limbs and organs."





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    It's a nice dream, but it won't happen soon. Ray Kurzweil is a scientific daydreamer.

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    Are these ideas for his next big hit video game or something

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    sounds more like a movie where eventually theres only one "real" human left and he has to survive attacking androids

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    Im not sure this is a good thing. Super-charge mankinds capabilities, and we will just progress towards destroying ourselves all the quicker. Probably through boredom if physical challenges arent challenging, and you can write your own books in minutes. What the fuck are we going to spend eternity actually doing?
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    does this count as juicing?
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    "Within 25 years we will be able to do an Olympic sprint for 15 minutes without taking a breath, or go scuba-diving for four hours without oxygen."

    Wheres the energy to run the nanobots coming from, are we going to eat batteries, "Enjoy a hearty bowl of Battery-O's for breakfast" Just because we might have Muscle-Bots that can go in and help push our muscles it's still going to take energy to move, there is no free energy. I'd think the best option would be to have the nanobots pull power from our bodies so I can't fathom how that would work us not replenishing our oxygen, yet able to keep moving and producing power for these bots? Unless the bots are using co2, and replenishing our oxygen but then that causes problems in our respiratory/circulatory ph systems, though they might be able to design them just right to switch off when levels of oxygen rise through breathing....

    This crack pot also isn't taking into account all the activists who will try to push to keep these technologies from ever being used.... Look at Stem Cell research....
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    We have also been flying to work for 20 years and living in space too, oh wait...

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    Although he's the Arthur C. Clarke of our time he's a futurist and many of his ideas will come to be it's just the nature of how those things work.... In theory we could be so far advanced if more time and money were devoted to these things instead of war, or making cars run longer on gasoline.....
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