Ray Kurzweil's inventions have revolutionized society. The first CCD flatbed scanner, the first print to speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer... these and other innovative contributions make Kurzweil one of the leading inventors of the past two centuries. He is also a revolutionary thinker on the topic of artificial intelligence, contending that humans will eventually become hybrids of biological and non-biological intelligence. Talking with NPR's Jim Fleming,... [see more] Kurzweil discusses his book "How to Create a Mind: the Secret of Human Thought Revealed," sharing insight into how the human brain evolved and some fascinating predictions about its future. Recorded in November 2012.