After reading Chapters 1-3, review the videos Ray Kurzweil on How Technology Will Transform Us and Ray Kurzweil: A University for the Coming Singularity. (Interactive transcripts are also available on the TED web site.) Based on what you have learned, which of Kurzweil’s predictions do you agree with, and which do you doubt? Why? Please be specific.
Are you thrilled or worried about the coming singularity and exponential technology advances? Make your case with specific supporting materials.
After your initial post, respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings and begin a critical debate with them. This will stimulate critical thought and help you recognize theoretical gaps or flaws in basic assumptions, both yours and your classmates’.