Kurzweil demands a retraction

Apple lawyers just forwarded to me a 17-page letter from Ray Kurzweil citing “numerous factual errors” in my blog post yesterday about him stalking me and claiming I’ve had nanobots implanted. He’s demanding that we publish his entire letter here on the blog plus on the Apple home page. Not gonna happen, but there was one thing I did find interesting. As I mentioned yesterday, Kurzweil wears that earpiece-slash-microphone thing (see photo) wherever he goes, and seems to be talking to someone. Kurzweil lists this as one of my “factual errors,” saying that in fact he is not talking to anyone. He is just talking out loud over an always-on voice connection, recording everything he says into a giant hard drive. This way he can create a record of every thought he’s ever had, so that, just in case he doesn’t live long enough to see the Singularity, like if he gets hit by a bus or something, he can be frozen in liquid nitrogen and stored until the Singularity arrives, at which point all of his voice data can be downloaded into the new and improved Ray Kurzweil body. FSJ regrets the error, but wants to point out that, like, dude, you were way better off when people just thought you were talking to someone. But whatevs. Peace out, Ray Kurzweil. And namaste. I honor the place where your virtual soul and my own become one.