Ray Kurzweil, Google’s guru of AI and futurism, spoke last week at the Council for Foreign Relations, in an intimate Q session.

His views on the future of humanity might seem radical to a public that’s been cutting its teeth on doomsayer headlines featuring Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warning about World War III.

According to him, most people don’t know that the world we live in currently has less hunger and poverty than ever before.

In a few years that’ll be six billion.” he says.

The deadliest war in recorded human history, World War II, ended just 72 years ago.

In the time since, humanity has engaged in what feels like countless skirmishes, police actions, and outright wars.

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