posted 9:40 pm? are you kidding me marcus i read this around lunch time 11 hours ago on yahoo of all places. i was going to out scoop you guys, but i decided to go outside in this nice 52º weather and watch 4 feet of snow melt instead.
man i suer hope global warming isn't a myth! i will be living in the tropics very soon if it isn't!
i think i shall turn on every electrical appliance i have and burn some cardboard and tires and used motor oil!
hadn't heard of Ray Kurzweil ... i actually want to read his books now sounds interestng from the wiki page.
as for the "oh machines can't replace hmans" welll yes and no... i have the idea of the hitchiker's guide to the galaxy... if self aware the simplest machines would probably be the happiest much like humans, but we couldn't possibly even imagine what if anythign thier motivations woudl be.. so no use speculating till either a terminator or a very nice courtious robot butler shows up or somethign in between... who knows