Ray Kurzweil: This is your future

Updated 5:30 AM ET, Tue December 10, 2013
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Ray Kurzweil says health and medicine is an information technology and is therefore subject to the "law of accelerating returns" which implies a doubling of capability each year. Shutterstock
Kurzweil believes solar energy could satisfy 100% our power needs. Getty Images
Kurzweil sees the early 2020s as a "golden era" of 3D printing. Getty Images
Google is creating a system that will read every document on the web and every book for meaning. Kurzweil says this will provide a rich search and question answering experience based on the true meaning of natural language. Getty Images
Humans will be able to augment real reality so it appears someone is present, even if that person is hundreds of miles away, Kurzweil says. INITION