"Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Ray Kurzweil on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Ray Kurzweil on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Ray Kurzweil on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Ray Kurzweil on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Ray Kurzweil on Bill Gates
"Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it."
"By the 2030s, the nonbiological portion of our intelligence will predominate."
"Even by common wisdom, there seem to be both people and objects in my dream that are outside myself, but clearly they were created in myself and are part of me, they are mental constructs in my own brain."