Ray Kurzweil\u2019s vision of the future is radically different from today\u2014his book The Singularity Is Near spells out a prediction, among others, of our future as cyborgs. He spoke with CIO about sci-fi changes that he imagines within two decades. Good news: He says your CIO job isn\u2019t going away."In the second decade of this century, we\u2019ll have full immersion virtual reality, as if you and I were sitting with each other. So we\u2019ll be able to visit with each other, either in large meetings or Internet encounters, in this way pretty ubiquitously."It\u2019s already coming. I give about a third of my speeches using a virtual reality technology called Teleportec. It appears to the audience that I\u2019m there, and I can move around, I\u2019m life-size, I\u2019m high-resolution. It looks like I\u2019m there, people have been fooled. And I can see them and point at people and establish eye contact."Also in the second decade, computers will disappear as physical objects. We won\u2019t be carrying around these rectangular displays. They\u2019ll be built into our glasses and written to our retinas. The electronics will be in your clothing or your belt, we\u2019ll be online all the time with very high bandwidth communication. We\u2019ll have to work out some way to communicate to the system, but it\u2019ll have good speech recognition."Will we still need CIOs? CIOs are very well-positioned, if you take a broad view of information as I do. Everything of importance is information. Even if you\u2019re a steel company it\u2019s the information the executives deal with and need access to. So managing information is going to be where it\u2019s at."