The complexity of the brain’s connections comes from the complexity of our experience. Not only does our brain create our thoughts, but our thoughts create our brains.
Have a listen to these twenty-two minutes with futurist Ray Kurzweil interviewed on Marketplace Tech by David Brancaccio. Kurzweil works for Google on Artificial Intelligence and the convergence of humans and technology. There’s a point in this interview where he suggests we’ll all be backing up our brains to the cloud in a few years. Some of this stuff seems out there, but it does not surprise me. Frighten me, yes. Surprise me, no. We shall see. I can pretty much guarantee one thing, the future is going to be weird.