Ray Kurzweil = Crack Pot
You just lost major cyberpunk points.
That's okay. They've been on a steady decline for me after I met Bruce Sterling in 1995. Ray can go drop acid with Danny Hillis and all the rest of the MIT starfuckers that think it's much cooler to put their considerable brains and other resources towards "problems" like building 10,000 year old clocks and taking 200+ vitamins a day instead of solving world hunger or providing access to quality affordable health care. These guys are still living in the 1950s, when it was 'intellectual' to take some shrooms before you wrote some sci-fi. Phillip K. Dick is rolling in his grave.
RE: C-SPAN Book TV - In Depth with Ray Kurzweil