GDC: Robot Overlords By 2015?

Robert Dow

Graphics guru Jon Peddie came to this week’s Game Developer Conference to talk about open application programming interfaces and the benefits of cross-platform royalty-free APIs such as OpenCL and OpenGL. Then Jon Peddie wound up second-guessing Ray Kurzweil and predicting the rise of a new diskless notebook category he has dubbed “cloud clients.” From the ChannelWeb website,”Our ears really pricked up when Peddie went off the beaten API track and starting talking about inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil’s proposed “singularity” — a theoretical point in the not-so-far-off future when computers that have matched or exceeded the processing power and flexibility of the human brain become self-aware.” You can hear the podcast from the press conference here. Jon Peddie starts around the 25 minute mark.