Only a B? If I were grading myself on a test I invented I would at least give myself an A-. Then again that might have looked like he was cheating given the difficulty of making predictions about the far distant future of 10 to 15 years from now. The man is a regular prophet. At least some of us are on our way to becoming Gods. With predictive powers that accurate the man is almost already a God himself. Who pays this guy and for doing what exactly? I can sit around and spout off about the future all day too. In fact that is one of the things I do on this very website. Please give me a salary now. “In my view that’s the nature of being human — we transcend our limitations” Holy shit Aristotle you have finally discovered the nature of humanity. Thousands of years of effort by some of the greatest minds of eastern and western philosophy could not answer this question, and you did it with one pithy cliche. You should start a website or a religion or a meditation center about transcending our limitations. It’s never been done before. Never. Google search it, you’ll see. In my view the nature of being human is to make an ass out of yourself. If I am correct Ray Kurzweil is the most human of us all.

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