Friday, January 10, 2014

Kurzweil's predictions about how the world will change

Thanks to Rainer von Ammon, I came across a blog post that brings Ray Kurzweil's predictions for the future.   Some highlights:

In 2017 we'll have self driving cars
In 2020 we'll print our designer clothes at home
In 2033 we'll get all of our energy from the sun
In 2040 those who us who will be still alive will stay young forever (Kurzweil's ultimate goals).

Some of us may be able to watch whether all these predictions come true... 


david said...

Good Ole Ray!
When did he make these predictions? A long time ago, I would guess.
The self-driving cars are stalled somewhat by cost and legal issues like insurance. Certainly everyone involved thinks they will happen, but current thinking is 2020 to begin.

No idea when the "live for ever" will happen. My guess, "never".

Opher Etzion said...

Hello David. While Ray Kurzweil is making predictions all the time -- this one if from end of December 2013 - quite fresh