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May 01, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 9)

Artificial Intelligence, 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 ...

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