Thursday, June 5, 2008

BBC Horizon: Human v2.0 (Part 1)

On the road to “The Singularity” Meet the scientific prophets who claim mankind is on the verge of creating a new type of human — a human v2.0.

It’s predicted that by 2029 computer intelligence will equal the power of the human brain. Some believe this will revolutionize humanity — we’ll be able to download our minds to computers extending our lives indefinitely. Others fear this will lead to oblivion by giving rise to destructive ultra-intelligent machines.