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5 Predictions From Google Futurologist Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil currently works for Google. He's helping the company stay focused on products that will be capable in the future.

We just read a piece from The Singularity Hub about Ray Kurzweil. Including his thoughts, predictions, and contributions. Perhaps the most mind-boggling aspect from this piece is Kurzweil's predictions for the foreseeable future. Here they are:
1.) By the late 2010s, glasses will beam images directly onto the retina. Ten terabytes of computing power (roughly the same as the human brain) will cost about $1,000. 
2.) By the 2020s, most diseases will go away as nanobots become smarter than current medical technology. Normal human eating can be replaced by nanosystems. The Turing test begins to be passable. Self-driving cars begin to take over the roads, and people won’t be allowed to drive on highways. 
3.) By the 2030s, virtual reality will begin to feel 100% real. We will be able to upload our mind/consciousness by the end of the decade. 
4.) By the 2040s, non-biological intelligence will be a billion times more capable than biological intelligence (a.k.a. us). Nanotech foglets will be able to make food out of thin air and create any object in physical world at a whim.
5.) By 2045, we will multiply our intelligence a billion-fold by linking wirelessly from our neocortex to a synthetic neocortex in the cloud.