Singularity University, Where You Major In Immortality

Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a lengthy profile on Singularity University, an incubator for futurists of all stripe founded by tech-visionary Ray Kurzweil. On the exclusive school's curriculum: nanotechnology, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, and, of course, immortality. » 6/14/10 10:10am 6/14/10 10:10am

Kurzweil Develops First Seeing-Eye Cellphone

One of the pet projects of Ray Kurzweil, genius inventor and futurist, is camera-based reading for blind and learning-disabled people. His original designs were chunky by our standards, a Canon Digital Elph literally strapped to a PDA. Now, working with the National Federation of the Blind, Kurzweil's group has shrunk… » 1/28/08 9:26am 1/28/08 9:26am