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jim
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 10:40:41 PM

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In a recent interview with Good magazine, Ray Kurzweil speculates that an injection of nanobots could trick your neurons into thinking you're in a reality you're not: http://venturebeat.com/2009/04/12/virtual-reality-will-come-from-inside-our-brain-not-goggles-says-ray-kurzweil/

Sounds eerily similar to another article (see paragraph 8): http://www.theuniversesolved.com/a_videogame.htm


Certainly might be coincidental, but one wonders about such coincidences after one emails his ideas to Mr. Kurzweil 2 years ago, doesn't hear anything back, and then reads such ideas 2 years later.

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Neo
Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 4:39:54 PM
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It's a few years since I read it, but in 'The Singularity is Near' (2005) he (at the very least) alludes to this possibility. Sorry to hear about your not receiving a reply to your e-mail, Jim, I'd be reasonably confident that there's an adequate explanation - perhaps try mailing him again?

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jim
Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 8:57:40 PM

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Hey Neo,
Actually, you are correct. I never read that book cover to cover, but I just looked in the index and found a section on that very idea. I stand corrected! Angel
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