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Ray Kurzweil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - (Build 20100722150226)

Ray Kurzweil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - (Build 20100722150226)
Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil (/ˈkɜrzwaɪl/ KURZ-wyl; born February 12, 1948) is an American author, computer scientist, inventor, futurist, and is a director of engineering at Google. Aside from futurology, he is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, as has been displayed in his vast collection of public talks, wherein he has shared his primarily optimistic outlooks on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology. Life, inventions, and business career[edit] Early life[edit] Ray Kurzweil grew up in the New York City borough of Queens. Kurzweil attended Martin Van Buren High School. Mid-life[edit] Later life[edit] Personal life[edit]

Predictions made by Ray Kurzweil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - (Build 20100722150226) American author, inventor and futurist Raymond Kurzweil has become well known for predicting the future of artificial intelligence and the human race. His first book, The Age of Intelligent Machines, published in 1990, put forth his theories on the results of the increasing use of technology and predicted the explosive growth in the internet, among other predictions. Later works, 1999's The Age of Spiritual Machines and 2005's The Singularity is Near outlined other theories including the rise of clouds of nano-robots (nanobots) called foglets and the development of Human Body 2.0 and 3.0, whereby nanotechnology is incorporated into many internal organs. Accuracy of predictions[edit] The Age of Intelligent Machines[edit] Perhaps most significantly, Kurzweil foresaw the explosive growth in worldwide Internet use that began in the 1990s. The Age of Spiritual Machines[edit] The Singularity Is Near[edit] Other sources[edit] Ray Kurzweil's response[edit] Future predictions[edit] Early 2000s[edit]

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Kim Dotcom In January 2012, the New Zealand Police placed him in custody in response to US charges of criminal copyright infringement in relation to his Megaupload website. Dotcom was accused of costing the entertainment industry $500 million through pirated content uploaded to his file-sharing site, which had 150 million registered users.[13] Dotcom has vigorously denied the charges, and is fighting the attempt to extradite him to the United States.[14] Despite legal action still pending over Megaupload, Dotcom launched a new project/website named "Mega" in January 2013, opened to the public exactly one year after Megaupload was shut down. It is a cloud storage service that uses encryption to protect users from government or third party "spies" from invading users' privacy. Personal life[edit] Prior to his arrest in New Zealand, he enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle. Schmitz changed his name to Dotcom in 2005 while living in Hong Kong where he set up Megaupload. Dotcom is married.'s logo

Bio Bio in brief Vivek Wadhwa is a Fellow at Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University. He is author of ”The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent”–which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012. He was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as Top 100 Global Thinker in 2012. In 2013, TIME Magazine listed him as one of The 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech. Wadhwa oversees research at Singularity University, which educates a select group of leaders about the exponentially growing technologies that are soon going to change our world. Bio at length As a researcher, Wadhwa has studied the impact of globalization on U.S. competitiveness and remedies for the U.S. to keep its edge.

About Ray Kurzweil - (Build 20100722150226) Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions. Called "the restless genius" by The Wall Street Journal and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison." PBS selected him as one of the "sixteen revolutionaries who made America." Kurzweil was the principal inventor of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. Ray has written five national best-selling books, including New York Times best sellers The Singularity Is Near (2005) and How To Create A Mind (2012).

Travel literature review: Along the Enchanted Way Along the Enchanted Way by William Blacker Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Reviewed by Will Gourlay 'Enchanting' isn’t a word usually associated with Romania. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Blacker ventured through Eastern Europe, eventually roaming to Romania at the time of the overthrow of Ceausescu. After that initial encounter, Blacker returned several times, passing through Transylvania, visiting villages where the Saxon community maintained traditions dating back to the 12th century. Blacker was no fly-by-night travel writer popping in to record his impressions and then moving on. This book, in fact, is as much an account of the Romanian way of life as it is a travelogue. Blacker also spent several years living amongst the Roma of a small village in Transylvania. All in all, this is an important book. Will Gourlay has been an editor and writer for Lonely Planet for a decade, and a regular traveller to southeastern Europe for longer. Read more travel literature reviews here.

People Who Are Change The World Jonah Lehrer Jonah Richard Lehrer[1][2] (born June 25, 1981) is an American author, journalist, blogger, and speaker who writes on the topics of psychology, neuroscience, and the relationship between science and the humanities. He has published three books, two of which, Imagine and How We Decide, were withdrawn from the market by publishers after it became known that Lehrer had fabricated quotations. This led to his resignation from his staff position at The New Yorker following disclosures that he had recycled earlier work of his own for the magazine. A later investigation at, where he had previously worked, found instances of recycled content and plagiarism. He was fired from that position as a result of the investigation. Personal life[edit] Lehrer owns the historic Shulman House in Los Angeles, California.[9][10][11] He is married to Sarah Liebowitz, who worked as a journalist, and the couple has one child.[3] Books[edit] Controversy and criticism[edit] Writing[edit] Reemergence[edit]

Gregory Stock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - (Build 20100722150226) Gregory Stock Gregory Stock is a biophysicist, best-selling author, biotech entrepreneur, and the former director of the Program on Medicine, Technology and Society at UCLA’s School of Medicine. His interests lie in the scientific and evolutionary as well as ethical, social and political implications of today's revolutions in the life sciences and in information technology and computers. Life, written works, and business career[edit] Education[edit] He received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987, where he was a Baker Scholar and won the Freund-Porter Entrepreneurship award. Biotechnology and its impact on society[edit] He has written extensively on the implications for society, medicine and business of the human genome project and associated developments in molecular genetics and bioinformatics. Biotech entrepreneur[edit] Dr. Public policy and activities[edit] Stock was an early force in considering the implications of human germline engineering and human enhancement. Debates[edit]

From Sketch to Still: The Costumes in My Week with Marilyn In the opening scene of My Week with Marilyn, Michelle Williams wiggles her way into character with a knockout white dress and a throaty rendition of “Heat Wave.” Costume designer Jill Taylor (Sliding Doors, Match Point) had her own reason to be short of breath. Due to budget constraints, the costumer wasn’t able to construct a double of the masterfully accurate gown, which was hand-detailed—bead for tiny bead—to match the original. “That one white dress had to work solidly for 11 days—and after day four, the original metal zip broke,” she says. To add to the pressure of designing the film’s wardrobe on a restricted budget in a tight time frame—just eight weeks were allotted for prep—Taylor is a self-professed Marilyn fan. Taylor also pulled reference images of Monroe’s engagement and early days with Arthur Miller, and discussed them with Williams. The success depended on Taylor’s ability to achieve a Monroean figure from Williams’s slighter frame. “Michelle is tiny. “Shall I be her?”

Kim Dotcom Elon Musk Elon Musk (/ˈiːlɒn ˈmʌsk/; born 28 June 1971) is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor and inventor.[5][6] He is currently the CEO & CTO of SpaceX and CEO & Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors.[7] He was an early investor of multiple companies, most notably SpaceX, PayPal, and Tesla Motors.[8][9] Early life and education[edit] Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1971, to a Canadian mother and a South African-born British father.[10][11][12] Elon taught himself computer programming and at age 12 sold the computer code for a video game called Blastar for $500.[13] Career[edit] Zip2[edit] Musk started Zip2, a web software company, with his brother, Kimbal Musk. and PayPal[edit] Elon Musk strongly favored the PayPal brand over the X brand. SpaceX[edit] Musk and President Barack Obama at the Falcon 9 launch site in 2010 In seven years, SpaceX designed the family of Falcon launch vehicles and the Dragon multi-purpose spacecraft from the ground up.