AI, Bioenhancement, and the Singularity: Defer Radical Self-Modification, Says Historian, to Avoid Destabilizing Civilization

“They met for the first time in a hotel bar at Lake Tahoe in 1998, one evening after a technology conference. Bill Joy was an eminent computer-systems designer, chief scientist for Sun Microsystems. Ray Kurzweil was an award-winning inventor and technologist, whose many creations included a reading machine for the blind and an advanced music synthesizer. Their conversation focused on the future relationship between humans and machines….” Read the rest of Michael Bess’s article at Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News