The Singularity explained

Alex Hubo, a walking robot with an expressive face resembling Albert Einstein, dances during the Wired Nexfest festival in New York, Sept. 28, 2006.

Exponential advances in technology will result in the merging of humans and machines in this century, according to renowned inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.

This theoretical point in time when computers gain a kind of super intelligence, and we humans incorporate remarkable computing power into our own bodies, is known as the "technological singularity."

Guest: Patrick Tucker, The Futurist


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