The Advance of Technology

After reading the paragraph below, read the entire article, then, assuming Ray to be correct, try to envision and describe education in 2030.

“The Law of Accelerating Returns

“March 7, 2001 by Ray Kurzweil

“An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential to the common-sense ‘intuitive linear’ view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21sst century–it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate). The ‘returns,’ such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There’s even exponential growth in the rate of exponential growth. Within a few decades, machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to The Singularity–technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history. The implications include the merger of biological and nonbiological intelligence, immortal software-based humans, and ultra-high levels of intelligence that expand outward in the universe at the speed of light.”

From <http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-law-of-accelerating-returns>

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