Google's Chief Director: Why Humans Will Have Eternal Life By 2029
Ray Kurzweil said creation of nanobots will fight disease
Google's chief Director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, has said that humans will achieve immortality by the year 2029 when they can enable the creation of nanobots that swim through our bloodstream fighting disease.
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Kurzweil has claimed that we are no more than just a decade away from taking huge leaps into human immortality.
The Google specialist said that medical advancements combined with improved technology will give humans the option to live forever
TheExpress reports: Mr Kurzweil said: "I believe we will reach a point around 2029 when medical technologies will add one additional year every year to your life expectancy.
"By that I don’t mean life expectancy based on your birthdate, but rather your remaining life expectancy.”
By 2045, the 69-year old says, humans will be able to live forever.
He continued: "The nonbiological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that’s a billion times more powerful than all human intelligence today."
The Google chief says that one of the steps that will allow us to live forever will be the invention of nanotechnology that can be placed in our bodies.
Once inside, the minuscule bots will be a significant improvement on our immune system and will be almost 100 per cent effective at fighting disease.
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Another step will be connecting our brains to the internet or a cloud network, which will be as big of a step in evolution as when our ancestors developed the frontal cortex 2 million years ago, according to Mr Kurzweil.
He said: "We’ll create more profound forms of communication than we’re familiar with today, more profound music and funnier jokes.
"We’ll be funnier. We’ll be sexier. We’ll be more adept at expressing loving sentiments."