Literary Birthday – 12 February – Ray Kurzweil

Happy Birthday, Ray Kurzweil, born 12 February 1948.

Five Quotes

  1. Play is just another version of work.
  2. Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.
  3. You create your brain from the input you get.
  4. Our brains are subject to either sudden or gradual decline with age, to self-destructive addictive behaviours, to depression and anxiety disorders, and to many other limitations, not to mention potentially catastrophic lapses of judgement.
  5. Yes, well, the subjective experience is the opposite of the objective reality.

Ray Kurzweil is an American author, computer scientist, inventor, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google. He is the author of The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 12th February 2015