Futurist scientist predicts that we will achieve immortality by 2030
The idea that immortality is achievable by 2030 has been put forward by a scientist and futurist. According to them, this will be possible through the use of technology, such as the development of artificial intelligence and nanotechnology. These technologies could help us extend our lifespan significantly beyond what is currently possible. Additionally, they argue that we could also develop methods to transfer our consciousness into digital or robotic forms which would allow us to “live” forever in a virtual world. While these concepts may seem far-fetched today, many experts believe that with rapid technological advancements in the next decade they may become reality.
Ray Kurzweil, the computer scientist and futurist, has predicted that by 2030, human beings will have the potential to achieve immortality. Drawing upon advancements in artificial intelligence, Kurzweil must endure a few more years before his dream of living forever can become a reality.
In 1990, Ray Kurzweil predicted that a computer would be able to beat human chess champions by the end of the millennium, along with predicting the birth of laptops, smartphones, wireless technology and the advent of the internet. Ten years later in 2000 he evaluated his predictions from 1990 and found that 115 out of 147 had been “completely correct”, 12 were “substantially correct” and only three were completely incorrect.
Thus, even though the scientist’s forecast of living forever may appear implausible, it cannot be ruled out that he was completely wrong. This is not the first instance of the futurist making bold predictions and getting very close to when he previously predicted they would occur.
According to Kurzweil, by 2029 an artificial intelligence will have passed a valid Turing test and reached human levels of intelligence. He predicts that by 2045, the ‘singularity’ will be reached, when our actual intelligence is multiplied a billion times and we merge with the AI we created. Furthermore, he believes that by 2030 humans will be able to increase our life expectancy by more than one year per year.
Ray Kurzweil predicts that in the future, nanobots will be able to travel through our veins, repairing damage and connecting our brains to the internet with ease. This will enable us to communicate by sending videos and emails directly with just our minds. He believes that the singularity should not be feared but embraced as it would make us more capable of expressing love and affection while allowing us access to ten thousand computers wirelessly in only two seconds.
Indeed, nanobots have already been used to deliver drug payloads in brain tumors; however, the development has not yet advanced far enough for us to see the prediction of their use come true anytime soon. Nonetheless, brain-machine interfaces have made remarkable strides: think, for instance, of completely paralyzed people who are now able to utter words and sentences using only their minds.
We can only determine if his prediction is correct by waiting.