Time Magazine & Ray Kurzweil: Between Now And The Next 35 Years, Men Will Become Like Gods . . . Or Destroy The World Trying

Saturday, February 12, 2011
By Paul Martin

2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

By Lev Grossman
Time.com

On Feb. 15, 1965, a diffident but self-possessed high school student named Raymond Kurzweil appeared as a guest on a game show called I’ve Got a Secret. He was introduced by the host, Steve Allen, then he played a short musical composition on a piano. The idea was that Kurzweil was hiding an unusual fact and the panelists — they included a comedian and a former Miss America — had to guess what it was.

On the show (see the clip on YouTube), the beauty queen did a good job of grilling Kurzweil, but the comedian got the win: the music was composed by a computer. Kurzweil got $200.

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