Ray Kurzweil: we can reprogram DNA

I can remember it as if it was yesterday. My first interview as a young journalist with a real international celebrity. I can still picture myself on the train to London, nervous as hell, on my way to interview Ray Kurzweil for Meridien News Services. Trying to think down at my level I can remember …

Eyeborg: an enhanced human, kind of…

Kurzweil’s singularity. Intriguing stuff. It made Peter Hinssen almost nauseous at the last #TEDxBrussels conference. Too much Singularity is bad for you, everybody knows that. It’s a bit scary, talking about this almost magic moment in the not-so-distant future where man and machine will finally merge, kind of… While most speakers could comfortably maintain an …

(e)-thics are tech platform agnostic

I got a lot of reactions on my blogpost Connected Brains, artificial intelligence… and you. Predictably, most people had questions on ethics. Will all kinds of bad people not take advantage of this human-enhancing technology? Should we not stop inventing and evolving, before the bad guys take over the show? Or… worse… the intelligent machines …