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Desktops have gotten extra strong at an ever-increasing price, yet will they ever develop into wide awake? man made intelligence guru Ray Kurzweil thinks so and explains how we'll "download" our software program (our minds) and "upgrade" our (our our bodies) to turn into immortal -- prior to the sunrise of the twenty second century. during this debate together with his critics, together with a number of Discovery Institute Fellows, Kurzweil defends his perspectives and units the level for the significant query: "What does it suggest to be human?"
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