The Singularity Is Coming Futurist Ray Kurzweil has predicted that, by 2029, machines will be able to pass the Turing test, making them as intelligent as human beings, and that, by 2045, we will reach the "Singularity", when humans and machines merge into another entity altogether. This sounds like science fiction, until we begin analyzing the rise of AI, the implantation of computing devices in the human body, computers that regulate heart and brain activity, and augmented human ability. Should we fear the coming of the computer enhanced human? Will this power be relegated to the few, or will it be available to the many? Given my advanced age, I am both happy and disappointed that I will likely not live to see the result of this prediction. However, I am hoping that the development of human/computer intelligence merging will help many of us humans live longer and better lives. Otherwise, what's a future for?