We cannot flee the challenge of delaying or avoiding Ray Kurzweil's prediction. We must embrace it. That is our responsibility.
If you define immortality as living forever and being indestructible like in a comic book, then, no, it is highly unlikely.
How are we as a species going to thrive in a world where artificial intelligence can do more even than our best minds?
There is no risk-free way to proceed into the future. In the end, only science and technology properly applied have the power to save us.
To win the rhetoric war, the left must continue to push back against the right’s lies. Forced birthers have never cared about human lives.
Fundamentalists are shriveling to an unappetizing fringe, while the rest of America increasingly lives by functional atheism.
Catholic leaders have variously blamed homosexuals, a modern culture of excessive sexual liberty, or even the child victims themselves.
The major causes of age-related death today will be largely controlled and cured in the 2050s, at least for those in wealthier regions.
Early socialists sought to create a ‘synthesis’ of religion, science and philosophy to counter the Enlightenment.
Being weak and fragile, it stands to reason that sending AIs to do the looking for us saves both time and blind hope.