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|So he sees the futuristic nanotechnology and artificial intelligence purely as tools that will serve as extensions of our humanity... Kurzweil did not bat an eye in claiming that not only will artificial intelligence evolve to the point that we can carry on human interactions with robots, but that we will easily accept AI as an equal and contemporary to our own consciousness. 'We are a human-machine civilization. Everybody has been enhanced with computer technology...they're really part of who we are,' he said. 'If we can convince people that computers have complexity of thought and nuance...we'll come to accept them as human.' - Kurzweil is wrong. The distinction between human and machine is one of kind - not degree: living creatures possess harmonic bio-immanence; machines are limited to the material plane. Kurzweil's position is absolutely wrong.|
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