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Posted on 06/15/2010 5:06:35 PM PDT by re_tail20
He speaks nine languages, taught himself Icelandic in a week and invented his own language he calls Manti. The 31-year-old autistic savant does complex celestial computations in seconds, sees hundreds of numbers on a blackboard once and can recite them in the correct sequence minutes later.
Daniel Tammet possesses synesthesia. Not only does he see numbers but also feels them. He is one in hundreds of millions, as he demonstrated on ABC's "20/20" this week. But when the "singularity" arrives that moment in history when the supercomputer capable of trillions of moves per second will have reached parity with the human brain, capable of feelings, from bereavement to passion to anger countless millions of people will be like Tammet.
"The Singularity is Near: A True Story about the Future," a documentary film by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, will make its world premiere debut June 12 at the Breckenridge Film Festival in Colorado. Kurzweil predicts that with the ever-accelerating rate of technological change, "humanity is fast approaching an era in which our intelligence will become trillions of times more powerful and increasingly merged with computers."
Kurzweil sees "the dawning of a new civilization, enabling us to transcend our biological limitations." Boundaries blur between human and machine, real and virtual. Human aging and illness are reversed, he says, world hunger and poverty are solved, and "we cure death."
Too late for BP and the untold billions it will have to shell (no pun intended) out to compensate hundreds of thousands of resort operators, condominium owners robbed of their beachfront retirement, men and women deprived of their livelihood at sea. But when the singularity arrives, such human miscalculations will be a thing of the past.
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I’d be happy with a cure for Liberalism and Islam.
Does Daniel Tammet work? I saw a documentary about him and it seemed to me that he should be at Bletchly Park (sp?) or the NSA.
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