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Fortune on Ray Kurzweil

May 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Fortune calls him the “smartest (or the nuttiest) futurist on Earth.”

Kurzweil, however, has something bigger on his mind than just making money – after half a lifetime studying trends in technological change, he believes he’s found a pattern that allows him to see into the future with a high degree of accuracy.

The secret is something he calls the Law of Accelerating Returns, and the basic idea is that the power of technology is expanding at an exponential rate. Mankind is on the cusp of a radically accelerating era of change unlike anything we have ever seen, he says, and almost more extreme than we can imagine.

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