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00:22:39 When do you say we're going to start merging by computers?
00:22:42 >> Well, some people have.
00:22:44 If you have parkinson's disease you can have a computer put in your body that's connected to your brain and you can download new software to the computer inside your body from outside the patient.
00:22:53 Deaf people with cochlear implants.
00:22:56 There are other computerized devices we're putting in our bodies and brains.
00:22:59 Today it requires surgery.
00:23:01 Technology is getting smaller and smaller.
00:23:03 This is 100,000 times smaller than a computer I used as a student and I's also a billion times more powerful per dollar.
00:23:10 We'll do that again in 25 years.
00:23:13 So 25 years from now this will be the size of a blood cell. 00:23:15 We can introduce it noninvasively.
00:23:18 We will have millions of little nano bahts baht keeping us healthy from inside.
00:23:23 >> Stephen: Millions of tiny nanobots through our blood system.
00:23:28 Is there any way that couldn't turn into a horror movie?
00:23:33 >> It's actually not funny.
00:23:35 (Laughter) >> Stephen: I don't think it is.
00:23:38 I don't think it's funny at all.
00:23:39 >> We're going to merge with this technology because they're .. I'd like to put this in my body.
00:23:47 >> Stephen: You'd like to put that in your body?
00:23:49 >> I would.
00:23:53 (Cheers and applause) but isn't the idea here not putting something in us but putting us in something else?
00:24:04 You say that we can take our personality, our knowledge, who we are and put that in a new body, that's how we will live.
00:24:12 >> Well, people 100 years from now will think it pretty strange that we went through the day without backing up our mind files.
00:24:18 I mean, you back up all the information on your computers.
00:24:22 There's actually information in your brain that's not a metaphor.
00:24:24 So we will capture that and restore it.
00:24:26 You could argue that people like parkinson's patients are doing a little bit of that.
00:24:32 >> Stephen:..
00:24:34 >> Cut to the chase.
00:24:35 We will emerge with our technology we're creating and make ourselves a billion times smarter by 2045.
00:24:40 That's such a profound and singular change that we borrowed this metaphor from physics and call it a singularity.
00:24:47 >> Stephen: Because a black hole is also a singularity, correct?
00:24:51 >> Right.
00:24:51 And the met for so you can't see beyond the event horizon. 00:24:54 >> Stephen: And the ego of someone who lives forever is so great it collapses on itself.
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