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Ray Kurzwell takes hundreds of nutritional supplement pills every day. As he puts it, he is 'reprogramming my biochemistry.'
Ray Kurzwell takes hundreds of nutritional supplement pills every day. As he puts it, he is "reprogramming my biochemistry." (Photo by Rick Friedman for The New York Times) Photo by Rick Friedman for The New York Times

The age of Ray Kurzweil

What will happen when technology outstrips human intelligence? Renowned -- and controversial -- techno-visionary Ray Kurzweil says we won't have to wait long to find out. And he, for one, is looking forward to it.

By Drake Bennett
September 25, 2005

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KURZWEIL TECHNOLOGIES takes up two floors of a low office building in Wellesley Hills, near where the Charles River crosses and then recrosses Route 128. In the reception area are a vintage Thomas Edison dictation machine and a large flat-screen monitor on which a computer program draws angular, cartoon-like portraits. Across from the entrance sits an alarmingly lifelike man made ... (Full article: 2269 words)

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