WE WILL ALL BE IMMORTAL BY 2045 ACCORDING TO GOOGLE EXPERTS – Since the dawn of man the search for the fountain of youth and eternal life has been sought out and explored; but now one Google expert, Ray Kurzweil, predicts that by 2045 immortality could be more than feasible.
The human condition dictates we are born, we grow old and then we die. Like any other organic matter on the planet this is the natural order to things but some people want to change this.
We are already witnessing a surge in cryogenics where people are having either parts or the whole of their bodies suspended in cyrostasis in order to preserve them until a time where science is able to bring them back to life and cure them of whatever they died from.
Technology moves at a blistering speed and it only seems like yesterday, at the tender age of 18, that I got my hands on a Commodore 64 which thrust me into the world of home computing.
Things are certainly different now and it is amazing just how far technology, which is being married with medical science, has come.
According to Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, he envisages that our bodies, by 2045, will no longer be required and that our minds can be inserted into a mechanical frame that is free from the frailty of the bio frame in which we are currently restricted to.
Essentially the idea is to upload our minds into a computer and then install this into a robotic body and therefore achieve digital immortality.
Ray Kurzweil claims that the transferring of human minds into a digital world will be possible by 2045 and that with advancements being currently made in the field of robotics everyone will be able to transplant their digital minds into a mechanical frame by 2100.
The other benefits of having a digital brain are that we will be able to expand our knowledge and understanding at a much faster pace. While we currently have limitations on what we can learn simply due to an individual’s abilities and interests these limitations won’t be subjected to the digital brain.
There are a number of the world’s billionaires that are supporting the growing research into the fields of digital minds and robotics in the pursuit to become immortal.
There are a number of ethical issues not excluding how the population in general will feel if only a handful of very wealthy people will be afforded such immortality and could mankind be ruled by robots; albeit with human emotions.
There is little doubt that many people feel that the ‘natural order’ to things is being unbalanced through technology which will divide mankind further.
There is a poignant moment in the Sci-Fi movie ‘Bicentennial Man’ when at a World Court hearing on the issue of declaring Andrew Martin, a robot, a human due to the number of changes he made towards becoming more human, it was said that mankind could never fully accept that any entity with the ability of immortality could be considered human.
It is our very mortality that makes us human and if we take that away what will we be left with? It appears that we will become nothing more than nuts, bolts and wires with a digital mind that can never escape the confines of our immortality unless through the practice of digital euthanasia.
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