Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday December 16, 2012

Google Lands Futurist Ray Kurzweil

Google may be shifting its focus to the future where many things that are now science fiction will soon become science fact. To get there, Google has hired futurist technologist Ray Kurzweil as a Director of Engineering. What direction this new hire will point Google to is anyone’s guess, even Google’s.

One thing's for sureآ—the futurist and the search giant appear to be a pretty good fit for each other. Google has grown far beyond its famous Web-scouring algorithm in recent years, pouring people and resources into projects exploring space, augmented reality, robotics, and more.