Nanobots to help humans attain immortality by 2030, claims Google scientist

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Immortality may be as far as just seven years away. According to former Google scientist Ray Kurzweil, humans will attain immortality with the help of nanorobots in just seven years (which is by 2030). Kurzweil has made the claim in a YouTube video posted by tech vlogger Adagio where he discussed expansion in genetics, nanotechnology, robotics and more. In the two-part video interview, the scientist talks about the claim made in his 2005 book ‘The Singularity Is Near’ where he predicted that technology will allow humans to enjoy an everlasting life by 2030.
“2029 is the consistent date I have predicted for when an AI will pass a valid [Alan] Turing test,” Kurzweil reportedly told Futurism in 2017 — referring to experiments that challenge computers to think like us — “and therefore achieve human levels of intelligence.” According to a report in NewYork Post, he further said, “I have set the date 2045 for the ‘Singularity’ which is when we will multiply our effective intelligence a billionfold by merging with the [artificial] intelligence we have created.”
Who is this computer scientist
The 75-year-old Kurzweil is a computer scientist and former Google engineer. He received the National Medal of Technology in 1999 and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002. This is not the first prediction made by Kurzweil. He has made several predictions in recent decades. The computer scientist has been a futurist with a largely good track record of accurate predictions. So far, about 86 per cent of his 147 predictions have been correct. His correct predictions include that computer would beat humans in chess by 2000, the growth of the internet and the shift to wireless technology.
What are Nanobots
Nanobots are tiny robots, 50-100 nm wide, currently used in research as DNA probes, cell imaging materials, and cell-specific delivery vehicles. Kurzweil said that he believes that with the current level of technological advances and expansions seen in the field of genetics, robotics, and nanotechnology “we’ll soon have nanobots running through our veins”.
Kurzweil believes that nanorobots will also help fend off ageing and illness, and repair human bodies on a cellular level. He also claims that such nanotechnology will allow people to eat whatever they want while staying thin and energised.
“Nanobots in the digestive tract and bloodstream will intelligently extract the precise nutrients we need, call for needed additional nutrients and supplements through our personal wireless local area network, and send the rest of the food we eat on its way to be passed through for elimination,” Kurzweil suggested in a 2003 blog post.

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