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Futurist Ray Kurzweil to Join Google

Ray Kurzweil, author and controversial thinker, announced on Friday that he will join Google as a director of engineering; he’ll focus on projects involving machine learning and language processing. Kurzweil is best known for his theory of “technology singularity,” essentially a claim that posits that mankind will create a post-human collective superintelligence through means of advancements in technology. Kurzweil’s first day at Google is Monday.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik