So today in my Philosophy class we had a speaker come in to talk about the Singularity, the point in which computers are more intelligent than humanity. Basically my mind was blown. First off, the guy/kid who spoke was 18, he graduated high school at age 8, had a bachelors in math and physics at 13, and got his phd this year at MIT. Despite this rediculas resume, on thing he spoke on was the possibilty of scanning our brains and uploading us to a computer program where we could do anything, like the matrix. He also said that the logarithmic grown of life expectancy will eventually accelerate to a rate of more than one year (of life expectany) per year. That we'll have computer brain implants that could succumb to virus. It was rediculas.
And to top it all off, all of this will happen in 10-40 years...
wiki article on sigularity
I thought it was crazy, they're making a movie on the "grandfather" of singularity