November 30, 2016

Google cloud division head is correct that even if Kurzweil is right and Technological Singularity is 2045, the current odds are she will not live to see it

Diane Greene, head of Google’s cloud division, said in an interview at the Code Enterprise conference Tuesday in San Francisco, “Nobody expected some of the advances we are seeing as quickly as we’re seeing them,” she added. “I don’t expect to see the [Technological] Singularity in my sentient lifetime."

Diane Greene is 61

Ray Kurzweil has predicted that the Technological Singularity will be in 2045 and Ray gives himself ten years leeway in whether to mark his predictions as accurate


A woman in the USA who is 61 can currently expect to live to about 87.

So barring significant success with life extension then Diane Greene is correct that if Ray Kurzweil is accurate then odds are she will not make it to 2045. She might make it to 2042.

Under current life expectancy charts. Ray Kurzweil would not expect to make it either.

Ray is 68 and would expect to live about 20 more years under normal circumstances. Ray is taking a lot of medicines and treatments that he hopes will prolong his life.

Ray has of course signed up for cryonics.

Cryonics is an effort to save lives by using temperatures so cold that a person beyond help by today's medicine might be preserved for decades or centuries until a future medical technology can restore that person to full health.









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