4 Mar
The Futurist and Godfather of Singularity

Transcendent Man, the documentary on the life and ideas of fearless Futurist and Singularity visionary Ray Kurzweil’s has been uploaded to YouTube for all to see. Directed by filmmaker Barry Ptolemy, the doc follows the millionaire inventor and best selling author of The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology as he promotes his book and faces harsh critics of his work. His theory of Singularity, which sees a future where human being consciousness fuses with technology, posits a future where humans are immortal, rendered billions of times more intelligent — all via our connection with the inevitable rise of synthetic intelligence… and this will all happen witin 3 decades. To put it in Kurzwieil’s term, “Singularity is a future period in which technological change will be so rapid, and its impact so profound, that every aspect of human life will be irreversibly transformed.” Not only did Kurzweil invent the flatbed scanner and text-to-speech synthesizer, but he also created the much beloved Kurzweil synthesizers. Widely considered one of the most brilliant men on Earth (by the most brilliant men on Earth), Transcendent Man, is a compelling view into the one of the brightest minds of our time. Hit the Jump to watch the entire documentary, or just check out the trailer below.

Trailer to the Ray Kurzweil documentary Transcendent Man below, or watch the entire film after the Jump…

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