Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs. A great piece by Kevin Kelly.
How Robots will take over our jobs
This is not a race against the machines. If we race against them, we lose. This is a race with the machines. You’ll be paid in the future based on how well you work with robots. Ninety percent of your coworkers will be unseen machines. Most of what you do will not be possible without them. And there will be a blurry line between what you do and what they do. You might no longer think of it as a job, at least at first, because anything that seems like drudgery will be done by robots.
We need to let robots take over. They will do jobs we have been doing, and do them much better than we can. They will do jobs we can’t do at all. They will do jobs we never imagined even needed to be done. And they will help us discover new jobs for ourselves, new tasks that expand who we are. They will let us focus on becoming more human than we were.
Let the robots take the jobs, and let them help us dream up new work that matters.
Ray Kurzweil on Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology and More
A nice interview with Ray Kurzweil about Singularity and what we can expect till 2029 at The Wall Street Journal’s CFO conference.
This computer is thousands of times more powerful than the computer I used as a student, and it’s 100,000 times smaller. In 25 years, it will be a billion times more powerful in price performance, a billion times more powerful per dollar, and 100,000 times smaller.
It’ll be the size of a blood cell. They’ll be going through our body and keeping us healthy from the inside.
Not as futuristic as it sounds. People have already been doing that in animal models. There are people walking around with computers attached to their brains, like Parkinson’s patients, the latest generation of which allows you to download new software to the computer that’s connected into your brain from outside the patient. Right now that requires surgery because it’s pea-sized. But it will be blood-cell-size in 25 years, and we will be able to introduce it noninvasively.
A Pedestrian’s Guide to Singularity
A great explanation about singularity by @michielb. If you would like to know more about singularity, I recommend you to read The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil.