“We have the ability to treat our biology as a set software processes, information processes. We now have the means to update the software of our bodies,” “We have the ability to overcome pressing problems in the world like poverty and environmental issues. We need to apply these technologies to overcome these pressing human needs,” Kurzweil added.
“The two great pillars of Open Source are the GNU project and Linux. I shan’t burden you with too much detail, I’ll just make the outrageous claim that your computer will be running some descendant of those two within the next five years and that your life will be better and happier as a result.” remarks Stephen Fry.