Ray Kurzweil, 2005 "The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology."
He describes an exponential increase in technologies like
Questions for reflection:
1) If what Kurzweil is predicting is true, what are the dangers?
2) What are some theological issues involved in human technological evolution?
3) What are the social issues involved? What about ethical issues?
4) Kurzweil believes that the human brain will be reverse engineered by 2045 and shortly afterthat will be downloadable as software into super computers (and believes in looming A.I.).
How do we think about the human soul and singularity?
How will further technological development affect how we think about evil and redemption? What potential for evil use of technology is presented by his predictions?
Historical evolution of human technologies
How should we prepare?
How will it effect business, education, family life, religion and church life?
What new human needs will appear?
How does this change the way we relate to history? to sacred tradition? or does it make it more necessary?
and finally, how should we prepare our children and grandchildren?
Ray Kurtzweil's predictions on Wikipedia: