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Google’s chief futurist Ray Kurzweil: We could start living forever by 2029.

Ray Kurzweil’s future predictions are in the news because of his聽recent Playboy interview but if you want to get a good sense of what he said in the magazine these two videos should help. Kurzweil 聽looks at technological聽advancements exponentially instead of linearly, citing the 15 year聽Genome Project which, halfway through the project(7.5 years),聽was only one percent complete聽but was completed聽on time despite critics speculating it would take 750聽years聽given聽the percentage聽of completion at the midpoint.聽The project was completed within 15 years because computational technology advanced exponentially throughout the 15 year project span.

Kurzweil says the technology will be in place to allow humans to live forever by 2045聽but聽believes that, by 2029, medical technologies will add one聽additional year every year to your life expectancy, not on your life expectancy based on your birthdate, but rather your remaining life expectancy.

If you’re concerned that聽living longer will mean being a cadaver with a heartbeat,聽be aware that future technology will be able to make your hair, skin, bones, muscles, tendons, hormones, brain, dna, and every other aspect of you younger.


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