Adagio, a YouTube channel, has released a new video reconsidering futurist Ray Kurzweil's predictions about the future of humanity. According to Kurzweil and his supporters, the singularity and immortality for humans are likely to be only seven years away.
The concept of singularity is the point where artificial intelligence excels human control and swiftly converts society. However, prognosticating its timing is difficult. Kurzweil believes that the rapid rise of AI will lead to immortality, which could be achieved as soon as 2030.
Kurzweil's idea is that robotics, known as "nanobots," will mend our bodies at the cellular level, thus avoid illnesses and prevent aging. This will result in immortality, a crucial step on the way to a potential singularity in 2045.
Nevertheless, his predictions have met both believers and critical opinions equally. Also, some leaders in this area of knowledge predict the singularity’s possible occurrence to be a force that will destroy humanity all at once.
Self-repairing cells are still in the experimental stage, and significant advancements are necessary on the cellular level to make a possibility for immortality. In spite of that, we have to come up with methods of control for AI.
Overall, the future of humanity can be just like Ray Kurzweil predicted, but maybe his forecast will need more than 7 years to become a reality.