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Ray Kurzweil is probably the world's foremost futurist, authoring bestselling books like "The Age of Spiritual Machines," "The Singularity Is Near," and "How to Create a Mind."

He's so influential that Google (now Alphabet) hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts. 

Kurzweil is known for making predictions about the future, which are right about 86% of the time

Here are a few of the predictions he's made about life up to 2015. They're shockingly accurate.

And also inaccurate.

 

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