By 2010 computers will disappear. They’ll be so small, they’ll be embedded in our clothing, in our environment. Images will be written directly to our retina, providing full-immersion virtual reality, augmented real reality. We’ll be interacting with virtual personalities.

Ray Kurzweil

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“The Accelerating Power of Technology.” TED2005. Feb. 2005. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Accelerating Power of Technology." TED2005. Feb. 2005. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This is a quote by inventor Ray Kurzweil from his 2005 TED Talk about the future of technology. This quote is Kurzweil predicting in 2005 that by 2010, computers would be so small that they would operate microscopically in our environment and even in our bodies, combining the "real" world with virtual reality. Though his prediction did not ultimately come true, the ideas discussed in this Talk remain relevant. Watch the full TED Talk here: Ray Kurzweil - The Accelerating Power of Technology