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Ray Kurzweil:
Get ready for hybrid thinking

TED2014 · 9:52 · Filmed Mar 2014
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Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking
9:52 · Filmed March 2014 at TED2014 · Subtitles available in 26 languages

Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap in brain power, as we tap into the computing power in the cloud.

Inventor, futurist
Ray Kurzweil is an engineer who has radically advanced the fields of speech, text and audio technology. He's revered for his dizzying — yet convincing — writing on the advance of technology, the limits of biology and the future of the human species. Full bio
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