Raising the Dead: Ray Kurzweil Wants to Resurrect His Father

Ray Kurzweil is no average scientist.  As we’ve discussed in previous articles here on E.I., Kurzweil is one of the tech giants that longs to see a day when man merges with machine, ultimately ensuring not only immortality, but as reported today by the buy viagra new york, bring the dead to life.

pharmacy levitraSince his father’s death in 1970, Kurzweil (who as of this month has taken on the role of Director of Engineering at Google) has been storing keepsakes that he hopes will ultimately be fed into a computer, creating a digital recreation of his dad.

Along with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Kurzweil believes that this type of technology, also known as the “Singularity”, could be available as soon as 2030.

At age 64, one may wonder how Mr. Kurzweil plans to be around to “resurrect” his father, and to realize all of the other technological breakthroughs that he’s been predicting.  The thought has not escaped Kurweil either.  He apparently takes a very strict regimen of specially formulated supplements that are meant to prolong his life so that he can “transcend” death when the Singularity comes.  Along with his business  partner, Dr. Terry Grossman, Kurzweil has turned his health obsession into a business.  writing an abstract for lab report is a supplement line that boasts on its site:

Science is quickly developing the technologies needed to radically extend the quality human lifespan. Meanwhile, we need to stay healthy long enough to take advantage of these scientific breakthroughs.

Kurzweil and Grossman have also released a book titled, go to my blog.

Clearly, the man’s obsession with immortality and resurrection have fueled his research for decades, and one wonders whether or not he’s correct when he predicts a merging of human and machine in the near future.  What would this mean for us?  Would you want to live forever?  What if you could virtually “resurrect” a dead loved one?  Would you?

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:A time to be born, and a time to die.  Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2

While the prospect of living a long and healthy life is one that we all desire, I cannot imagine that such technology would be made available to the masses.  More likely, it would be something that would be provided to the elite while the rest of us live and die as usual.  Which is fine by me.

In my opinion, every time man has tried to surpass the will of God by attempting to use our own ingenuity to exalt ourselves, the results have been disastrous.  I’m reminded of this:

Genesis 11:4: And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”