I advise you don't follow Kurzweil's "touting" as if it was fact. Use your own brain, with all due respect.
With all due respect, did my sentence imply that I believe everything Kurzweil's predictions to be fact? A resounding NO!
I threw that sentence in because it was meant to entertain. Hint: I used the word "maybe" in the very beginning to suggest I wasn't being serious. To borrow a saying, the mark of an educated mind is to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
In fact, I'm betting he will be wrong on a lot of his predictions beyond 2020. I'm smart enough to know that the wording in which Kurzweil used to articulate his predictions will NOT accurately capture the essence of future breakthoughs. If we were to describe a technological breakthrough as a branch of a tree, Kurzweil's predictions are too few and too simple to describe the countless of branches that will form as the tree grows - they will still grow after Kurzweil is dead.
Do me a favor? Try to be a tad bit less patronizing, with all due respect!