Thursday morning on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and the gang reflected on Google executive and famed artificial intelligence engineer Ray Kurzweil's theories regarding the future of computing. Specifically, they addressed Kurzweil's prediction that human-machine hybrids will soon become a reality.
"We're going to become increasingly non-biological," Kuzweil said in 2013. "To the point where the non-biological part dominates and the biological part is not important any more. In fact, the non-biological part — the machine part — will be so powerful it can completely model and understand the biological part. So even if that biological part went away it wouldn't make any difference. We'll also have non-biological bodies — we can create bodies with nano technology. We can create virtual bodies."
Pat Gray was stunned by Kurzweil's tone when making these remarks. "It is so matter-of-fact," Pat marveled.
For his part, Glenn expressed both admiration of Kurzweil's intellect and vision and concern for the consequences of these technological advancements: "This is the head of AI at Google and one of the greatest minds alive today — and one of the guys that Stephen Hawking is like, 'Warning!' — you know, just matter-of-factly saying, 'Yeah, by the way, we're just not going to have biological bodies anymore.' Wait, wait, wait, can you go back to that part?"