Ray Kurzweil quote

"By 2010 computers will disappear. They'll be so small, they'll be embedded in our clothing, in our environment. Images will be written directly to our retina, providing full-immersion virtual reality, augmented real reality. We'll be interacting with virtual personalities."

Ray Kurzweil

Born: February 12, 1948

Occupation: Author

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