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Futurist Ray Kurzweil spoke Monday at the South By Southwest Interactive conference.

Discussion:  Ray Kurzweil, a famous futurist and inventor, stated that he believes that technologies and humans are merging.  He says that it is not a matter of us versus them, but it is a question of us versus us.  Everyone has been enhanced with computer technology, and soon the issue will be what humans will do to in order to enhance themselves, and how that will affect our species.

Source:  CNN

Date:  March 12, 2012

Link:  http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/12/tech/innovation/ray-kurzweil-sxsw/index.html

Discussion Questions: 

  • Why is this theory controversial?
  • How might humans augment themselves with technology?

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