Nanobots to aid humans be immortal by 2030: Google’s ex-scientist
The 75-year-old computer scientist has been a futurist with a track record of accurate predictions. So far, about 86 per cent of his 147 predictions have been correct
NEW DELHI: Humans will attain immortality with the help of nanorobots in just seven years, Google’s former scientist Ray Kurzweil has claimed.
The 75-year-old computer scientist has been a futurist with a track record of accurate predictions. So far, about 86 per cent of his 147 predictions have been correct.
Kurzweil made the claim in a YouTube video posted by tech vlogger Adagio where he discussed expansion in genetics, nanotechnology, robotics and more. In the two-part video interview, the scientist emphasised his claim made in the 2005 book ‘The Singularity Is Near’ where he predicted that technology will allow humans to enjoy an everlasting life by 2030, New York Post reported.
Kurzweil said he believes that with the current level of technological advances and expansions seen in the field of genetics, robotics, and nanotechnology “we’ll soon have nanobots running through our veins”.
Nanobots are tiny robots, 50-100 nm wide, currently used in research as DNA probes, cell imaging materials, and cell-specific delivery vehicles.
Kurzweil believes nanorobots will also help fend off ageing and illness, and repair human bodies on a cellular level. He also claims such nanotechnology will allow people to eat whatever they want while staying thin and energised.
“Nanobots in the digestive tract and bloodstream will intelligently extract the precise nutrients we need...,” Kurzweil suggested in a 2003 blog post.