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Ito: Think Twice About Immortality and the Singularity

Joichi Ito, MIT Media Lab

MIT Media Lab director Joichi Ito speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET

Ray Kurzweil's vision of the "singularity"—when nanobots make humans immortal and computer progress is so fast that the future becomes profoundly unknowable—is a bad idea.

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