Today Kurzweil codes "your cybernetic friend," tomorrow the Robot God delivers sooper-intelligence, sooper-longevity, super-powers, sooper-abundance!
Since ultimately it is those Randroidal/Heinleinian archetypes, celebrity tech-CEOs and pop-tech journos, guru-wannabes, and PR mavens of high-tech capitalism who are delivering us so generously to Holodeck Heaven under the ministrations of a Robot God of loving grace, it just plain makes sense that in the meantime
This friend of yours, this cybernetic friend, that knows that you that have certain questions about certain health issues or business strategies. And, It [note the capital letter for a fledgling God --d] can then be canvassing all the new information that comes out in the world every minute and then bring things to your attention without you asking about them.
Even if one is skeptical of the hyperbolic promises of Robot Cultists, the article I linked to on this topic is definitely worth reading, if only to enjoy a rare glimpse of the sorts of meditations to which titanic thought-leaders devote the few precious portions of their days not already given over to innovative skim and scam ass-kickery of the high tech variety, to wit:
"If you write a blog post, you’re not just creating a bag of words, you’re creating some meaningful sentences." -- Ray Kurzweil, philosopher (and optimist)I haven't even tried to correct these quotations for their grammatical idiosyncrasies, since, after all, the rich are not like you and me, they break the rules, man, they will not be constrained, there are no limits, "The Future" to the extre-e-e-e-eme!
"Is it a ‘hot dog’ or a ‘hotdog.’ And, if you knew something about whether the person had dogs, or whether the person was a vegetarian, you’d have a very different potential answer to that question." -- Eric Schmidt, deep thinker (and chairman of Google)