HUMAN BODY VERSION 2.0
Raymond Kurzweil, Ph.D.
In the coming decades, a radical upgrading of our bodys physi-
cal and mental systems, already underway, will use nanobots to
augment and ultimately replace our organs. We already know
how to prevent most degenerative disease through nutrition
and supplementation; this will be a bridge to the emerging
biotechnology revolution, which in turn will be a bridge to
the nanotechnology revolution. By 2030, reverse engineering
of the human brain will have been completed and nonbiologi-
cal intelligence will merge with our biological brains.
ITS ALL ABOUT NANOBOTS
In a famous scene from the movie, The Graduate, Benjamins
mentor gives him career advice in a single word: plastics.
Today, that word might be software, or biotechnology,
but in another couple of decades, the word is likely to be
nanobots. Nanobots blood-cell-sized robots will pro-
vide the means to radically redesign our digestive systems,
and, incidentally, just about everything else.
In an intermediate phase, nanobots in the digestive tract and
bloodstream will intelligently extract the precise nutrients we
require, call for needed additional nutrients and supplements