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Frankenstein underestimated the threat that was posed by the monster he had created. Ray Kurzweil believes that AI - or "Frankentelligence" - will be humanity's greatest achievement. I think it is fair to say that Kurzweil's perspective is distorted by the same blind spot that clouded Dr. Frankenstein's thinking.

It’s Alive!! Ray Kurzweil, AI, and Frankentelligence

If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. Morpheus in The Matrix. Ray Kurzweil is obsessed with artificial intelligence (AI). Kurzweil has written a series of bestselling books–most recently How to Create a Mind–in which he advances the argument that machine intelligence [...]