Sam Ghandchiسام قندچي Kurzweil and Biological Path in Vicinity of Singularity*
Sam Ghandchi
http://www.ghandchi.com/2230-kurzweil-biology-english.htm

کرزوایل و مسیر بیولوژیک در حوالی سینگولاریته

http://www.ghandchi.com/2230-kurzweil-biology.htm

 

kurzweil-biology

 

Six years ago, Ray Kurzweil the great futurist visionary of our times, in a comment on my article entitled "Two Paths Beyond Singularity," wrote: "I disagree that biological intelligence will be better than nonbiological intelligence at anything come the 2030s" (1). Two years ago I acknowledged that "Kurzweil was Right again" (2), and three months later expanded on the topic and published "New Variant to Meet Human Needs-An Electronic Book" (3), which includes Ray's comments. Last year on May 7, 2017, I published an article entitled "Genetics Cannot End Death" (4) and Ray responded to it in "Ray Kurzweil's Response to Genetics and Death Topic" (5). And on October 15, 2017, published "Futurism: What I have Learned from Daniel Bell and Ray Kurzweil" (6) where I noted about other related topics as well and Ray reviewed and wrote "Thanks, Sam!" Furthermore, on March 11, 2018, published "Marx's Diminishing Returns Accompanies Kurzweil's Accelerating Change" (7) where I discussed basic human needs in light of Singularity and Ray's response was published in a subsequent article entitled "Ray Kurzweil's Response about Impact of Law of Accelerating Returns on Housing, Clothing and Food" (8). On May 14, 2018, in another related topic published "Kurzweil and Problem of Common Sense" (9), where Ray's response was "Looks good, Sam" and contributed a new original photo which is included in the published article (10). Also Ray's works were noted in the Preface of "Is there Room for Metaphysics in Modern Sciences, Second Edition" (11), which was reviewed by him on May 24, 2018 and wrote "Thanks, Sam!" and actually the note was related to a topic discussed previous year on November 12, 2017 in an article entitled "Many Paths Beyond Singularity as Proposed by Kurzweil" (12) which was not necessarily reviewed by Ray but he found it to be reasonable. On May 25, 2018, wrote a note entitled "My Thanks to Ray Kurzweil" (13) where I elaborated on Ray's response to my works and he replied by: "It looks fine.Thanks, Sam." Many years ago, Ray Kurzweil was kind enough to publish my bio and article about "Accelerated returns in food production" on his own web site (14). I greatly appreciate not only all his support throughout the years but more importantly how much I have learned from him. Needless to say that I have published all his notes and comments by his permission including this article.

 

Two days ago, I published an article entitled "Modern Futurist Visions in Retrospect' (15). The article is really the summary of where we the modern futurists stand with regards to biological path as we are getting closer to Kurzweil's proposed Singularity. Ray Kurzweil's response to the article which he sent me two days ago was "Sounds reasonable." I believe this is a turning point in how futurists will be approaching the topic from now on (16).

 

Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,

 

Sam Ghandchi
IRANSCOPE
.COM

http://www.ghandchi.com

August 29, 2018

* All my works in this area are co-authored by a young scientist who does not like his name to be mentioned.

 

Footnotes:

 

1. Two Paths beyond Singularity
http://www.ghandchi.com/701-TwoPathsBeyondSingularityEng.htm
دو راه در فراسوی نقطه انفصالی
http://www.ghandchi.com/711-TwoPathsBeyondSingularity.htm

 

2. Kurzweil was Right again
http://www.ghandchi.com/1199-kurzweil-right-english.htm 
بازهم حق با کرزوایل بود
http://www.ghandchi.com/1199-kurzweil-right.htm

 

3. New Variant to Meet Human Needs-An Electronic Book
http://www.ghandchi.com/human-variant-book-english.htm

واریانت جدید برای تأمین نیازهای بشر- کتاب الکترونیک
http://www.ghandchi.com/human-variant-book.htm

 

4. Genetics Cannot End Death
http://www.ghandchi.com/1420-genetics-death-english.htm
ژنتیک نمی تواند به مرگ پایان دهد
http://www.ghandchi.com/1420-genetics-death.htm

 

5. Ray Kurzweil's Response to Genetics and Death Topic
http://www.ghandchi.com/1421-kurzweil-genetics-english.htm
پاسخ کرزوایل به بحث ژنتیک و مرگ
http://www.ghandchi.com/1421-kurzweil-genetics.htm

 

6. Futurism: What I have Learned from Daniel Bell and Ray Kurzweil
http://www.ghandchi.com/1656-daniel-bell-english.htm 
آینده نگری: آنچه از دانیل بل و ری کرزوایل آموختم
http://www.ghandchi.com/1656-daniel-bell.htm

 

7. Marx's Diminishing Returns Accompanies Kurzweil's Accelerating Change
http://www.ghandchi.com/1968-marx-plus-kurzweil-english.htm
تنزل نرخ سود مارکس با تغییر پرشتاب کرزوایل همراه است
http://www.ghandchi.com/1968-marx-plus-kurzweil.htm

 

8. Ray Kurzweil's Response about Impact of Law of Accelerating Returns on Housing, Clothing and Food
http://www.ghandchi.com/1970-kurzweil-scarcity-english.htm
پاسخ ری کرزوایل درباره قانون بازگشت پرشتاب در عرصه مسکن، پوشاک و خوراک
http://www.ghandchi.com/1970-kurzweil-scarcity.htm

 

9. Kurzweil and Problem of Common Sense
http://www.ghandchi.com/2043-kurzweil-english.htm
ری کرزوایل و مسأله عقل سلیم
http://www.ghandchi.com/2043-kurzweil.htm

 

10. Thanks to Kurzweil Technologies for granting to use this photo with credit to Weinberg-Clark Photography, Sam Ghandchi

با سپاس از شرکت کرزوایل تکنولوژیز که اجازه استفاده از این عکس را به اینجانب داده و با کردیت به واینبرگ-کلارک فتوگرافی، سام قندچی

http://www.ghandchi.com/Credit-to-Weinberg-Clark-Photography-version3-4.jpg

http://www.ghandchi.com/ray-kurzweil4.jpg

 

11. Is there Room for Metaphysics in Modern Sciences, Second Edition
http://www.ghandchi.com/2064-ScienceMetaphysicsEng.htm
آیا در علوم جدید جایی برای متافیزیک وجود دارد، ویرایش دوم
http://www.ghandchi.com/2064-ScienceMetaphysics.htm

 

12. Many Paths Beyond Singularity as Proposed by Kurzweil
http://www.ghandchi.com/1681-many-paths-beyond-singularity-english.htm
چندین راه در فراسوی سینگولاریته طرح شده کرزوایل
http://www.ghandchi.com/1681-many-paths-beyond-singularity.htm

 

13. My Thanks to Ray Kurzweil
http://www.ghandchi.com/2067-ray-kurzweil-english.htm
سپاسگزاری از ری کرزوایل
http://www.ghandchi.com/2067-ray-kurzweil.htm

 

14. Accelerated Returns in Food Production
http://www.kurzweilai.net/accelerated-returns-in-food-production
بازگشت پرشتاب در توليد غذا
http://www.ghandchi.com/710-AcceleratedReturns.htm

 

15. Modern Futurist Visions in Retrospect
http://www.ghandchi.com/2224-futurists-english.htm
بازنگری ویزیونهای آینده نگری مدرن
http://www.ghandchi.com/2224-futurists.htm

 

16. Ibid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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