Ray Kurzweil, American author and inventor, is one of the greatest minds of our time � not to mention a full-fledged futurist.
In 1963, at age 15, he wrote his first computer program. He is responsible for advancing speech-recognition technology as well as artificial intelligence. He knows the kind of gadgets we want before we want them. He can design a contraption or system even before we have the science to support it. In some ways, Kurzweil