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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Some Reasons for Optimism in 2013

big think - 1.1.13 by Daniel Honan

"We are more intelligent today than we used to be," Kurzweil says: "I've managed work groups for 45 years and I can have a group now of three people in two weeks do what used to take 50, 100 people years to do."
Will you be better off this year than your were in the past? To the futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil, the answer is a resounding yes. "We are far more productive and healthy and better off in every way than we were in the past," Kurzweil, the author of the new book How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, told Big Think in a recent interview. Below are Kurzweil's top 5 reasons for optimism in 2013.

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