Ray Kurzweil has made some accurate predictions in his book The Age of Intelligent Machines.
You believe everything that he says, without question?
That type of open credulity is reminiscent of a particular subset of humanity.
Is Ray Kurzweil the second coming of Jesus Christ? He seems to be worshiped and declared infallible by his fans/followers in quite the same fashion.
There's no doubt that Ray Kurzweil is a brilliant man, but as all futurists go, I've never seen him utter the words "oops, I was wrong"--and he has been
. The problem with buying into Ray Kurzweil completely and without the slightest reservation, is that the confirmation bias will bite you in the ass every time.
For someone who has the ear of so many influential people, shouldn't his errors be critically evaluated and mentioned in the same sentence as his vaunted successes? It has always struck me as borderline disingenuous when his disciples fail to honestly critique his failures. “I figure lots of predictions is best. People will forget the ones I get wrong and marvel over the rest.” –Alan Cox
My prediction: I'm not going to win many fans with this post.