Ray Kurzweil - Talk about Singularity University

I do not know whether you know it, but ...
Ray Kurzweil held a great speech at TED.

Please take the time for 8 minutes listen and reflect for yourself.
And if you have the time - read the interesting discussion -
I greatly enjoy reading the comments. http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ray_kurzweil_announces_singularity_university.html

And I found a more or less similar speech of the same topic by Ray Kurzweil

it's also just a few minutes long