For decades, Ray Kurzweil has consistently been wrong about the future. But people still listen to him for some reason. In fact, organisations reportedly pay him $US50,000 ($66,947) per speech to hear him say inane things about the shiny, tech-utopian world of tomorrow. At one such speech he recently said that the world isn't getting worse, it's merely our perception. Allow me to humbly suggest that, at best, Ray Kurzweil is talking bullshit.