Quotes by: Ray Kurzweil

Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.
Ray Kurzweil
We appear to be programmed with the idea that there are 'things' outside of our self, and some are conscious, and some are not.
Ray Kurzweil
Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity. We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings.
Ray Kurzweil
New technologies can be used for destructive purposes. The answer is to develop rapid-response systems for new dangers like a bioterrorist creating a new biological virus.
Ray Kurzweil
Our intuition about the future is linear. But the reality of information technology is exponential, and that makes a profound difference. If I take 30 steps linearly, I get to 30. If I take 30 steps exponentially, I get to a billion.
Ray Kurzweil
I'm working on artificial intelligence. Actually, natural language understanding, which is to get computers to understand the meaning of documents.
Ray Kurzweil
If we look at the life cycle of technologies, we see an early period of over-enthusiasm, then a 'bust' when disillusionment sets in, followed by the real revolution.
Ray Kurzweil
By the time we get to the 2040s, we'll be able to multiply human intelligence a billionfold. That will be a profound change that's singular in nature. Computers are going to keep getting smaller and smaller. Ultimately, they will go inside our bodies and brains and make us healthier, make us smarter.
Ray Kurzweil
Science fiction is the great opportunity to speculate on what could happen. It does give me, as a futurist, scenarios.
Ray Kurzweil
Once we have inexpensive energy, we can readily and inexpensively convert the vast amount of dirty and salinated water we have on the planet to usable water.
Ray Kurzweil
Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.
Ray Kurzweil
All different forms of human expression, art, science, are going to become expanded, by expanding our intelligence.
Ray Kurzweil
We are beginning to see intimations of this in the implantation of computer devices into the human body.
Ray Kurzweil
I think we are evolving rapidly into one world culture. It's certainly one world economy. With billions of people online, I think we'll appreciate the wisdom in many different traditions as we learn more about them. People were very isolated and didn't know anything about other religions 100 years ago.
Ray Kurzweil

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