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Monday, May 02, 2016

Ray Kurzweil interviews

Reinvent Yourself: the Playboy interview with Ray Kurzweil

Playboy - logo Source: Playboy — April 19, 2016 | David Hochman

Many think author, inventor and data scientist Ray Kurzweil is a prophet for our digital age. A few say he’s completely nuts. Kurzweil, who heads a team of more than 40 as a director of engineering at Google, believes advances in technology and medicine are pushing us toward what he calls the singularity, a period … more…

Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts solar industry dominance in 12 years

Solar Power World - A1 Source: Solar Power World — March 30, 2016 | Steven Bushong

Futurist Ray Kurzweil made a thought provoking presentation at a recent trade show. During his talk he shifted his attention to solar power. Explaining the accelerating rate of technical progress, Kurzweil said technical developments form very predictable trajectories, and those trajectories are exponential. Consider the progress of the computing industry, he said. He spoke about …more…

Ray Kurzweil: Here’s why solar will dominate energy within 12 years

Fortune - A1 Source: Fortune — April 16, 2016 | David Z. Morris

Growth is exponential just like processing power. Ray Kurzweil has made a bold prediction about the future of solar energy, saying in remarks at a recent medical technology conference that it could become the dominant force in energy production in a little over a decade. That may be tough to swallow, given that solar currently …more…

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