Kurzweil 接受《花花公子》的专访，在被问及自己是否是「乌托邦主义者」的时候，Kurzweil 这样回答：
First of all, my view of the future is not utopian. There will always be problems. Privacy is a big issue, for instance. But in some ways, privacy is getting better too. I grew up in an era when you couldn’t have a private phone conversation: You didn’t know who was listening in on the line, because there were other extensions. Today, communication is private, and even the occasional intrusions are fairly benign. I run into very few people, if any, who tell me their lives were ruined by some invasion of privacy. That’s not to say it’s not a serious concern, as some large companies have discovered. But so far, encryption is advancing more rapidly than the technologies of decryption.
Artificial intelligence is an exciting new field of technology that investors in most industries are interested in supporting. As venture capitalists continue to search for businesses that are innovators in this space, more entrepreneurs will find ways to work it into their startups in addition to the many existing businesses exploring the field.