At Singularity University, the future is (mostly) very bright

Photo: Nick Otto, Singularity University Futurist Ray Kurzweil is a great believer in the power of technology to solve problems. Futurist Ray Kurzweil is a great believer in the power of… Ray Kurzweil, perhaps Earth’s most unapologetic optimist, is not particularly warm or fuzzy. With his low growl and expressionless stare, the prominent author, inventor and futurist comes across more as a curmudgeonly professor than a man who confidently predicts that humans will eventually eliminate hunger and poverty. “We’re moving from a model of scarcity to one of abundance,” he recently told a group of corporate executives at Singularity University in Mountain View. “People will live very well. (Technology) will provide a high level of lifestyle for everyone.” Appearances aside, business leaders pay a lot of money to hear Kurzweil,…


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