Futurist Ray Kurzweil to deliver SLCC 2009 keynote

July 3, 2009

Some consider him a kook or an eccentric, while others think of him as a technological visionary. Either way, the accomplished Raymond Kurzweil will be taking the stage to keynote the Second Life Community Convention in San Francisco next month, a spot traditionally afforded to a Linden Lab executive.

Kurzweil, a famous futurist, author and inventor, is notable for his many inventions (from the first CCD-based flat-bed scanner to reading machines for the blind), his notions about transhumanism and technological singularities and a significant number of awards and honorary degrees. He has strong opinions on virtual environments, and it will be interesting to hear what he has to say.

The Second Life Community Convention 2009 will happen in San Francisco, on August 13th – 16th, 2009 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. Registration for the event is open and attendees can register at the convention’s Web-site.

Are you a part of the most widely-known collaborative virtual environment or keeping a close eye on it? Massively’s Second Life coverage keeps you in the loop.

This post has been written by Tateru Nino on Jul 2nd 2009 at 8:00PM couresy of massively.com.


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