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Dark side of the future

When the University of Rhode Island kicked off its invigorating "Are You Ready For the Future?" speakers series a few weeks back, there was only one man for the job: inventor and provocateur Ray Kurzweil.
Utopia or the end of humankind? A URI forum explores “the Singularity”
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 30, 2011
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Review: How to Live Forever

Take the most depressing movie imaginable, add The Golden Girls , multiply by Cocoon , and that's How To Live Forever .
Wexler mocks the "anti-aging marketplace"
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2011
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2010: The year in Boston Phoenix articles

If ever there was an indulgent time of year, late December would be it — and not just in the washing-down-fistfuls-of-sugar-cookies-with-flagons-of-eggnog sense, either.
Shameless Self-Promotion
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2010
Major Update On How You'll Be Reading In The Future

Major Update On How You'll Be Reading In The Future


 In recent months the Phoenix has extensively covered major shifts in the literary marketplace - first in "Holy Scrollers!" (about trend-setting e-Bibles), and soon after...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 20, 2010
PODCAST: Exclusive interview with Ray Kurzweil [MP3]

PODCAST: Exclusive interview with Ray Kurzweil [MP3]


Ray Kurzweil -- the guy who developed the world's first computer speech recognition programs, among about a billion other things -- has some pretty extraordinary...
By Carrie Battan  |  April 30, 2010

The way robots should be

While Ray Kurzweil pursues the Nanotech Revolution, robotics researchers in Maine are chasing their own futuristic outcomes. Here’s what’s new on the local robot scene (didn’t know we had one of those, didja?).
Maine’s burgeoning automaton population
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 30, 2010


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Is genius immortal?

No disrespect to the man who let there be electric light, but Ray Kurzweil is Thomas Alva Edison on steroids.
Tech god Ray Kurzweil is a modern-day Edison. Now he's battling to stay alive — forever
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010
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Rage against the machines!

We’re on the cusp of a perilous era. Our pitiful carbon bodies are evolving much slower than the silicon and steel gizmos we’re inventing. And the guys in the lab coats and pocket protectors are starting to worry we’ve opened Pandora’s hard drive.
Could robots take over the world? In many ways, they already have.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 21, 2008