Carter: The Real Lone Gunman

March 10, 2001 | Source: Wired News

Chris Carter likes to read things such as Ray Kurzweil’s The Age of Spiritual Machines and the MIT Technology Review.

“I have the soul of a geek,” said the creator and producer of The X-Files. “I understand them.” Privately, Carter clearly loves to talk about the latest cool stuff he’s read — such as the MIT Review’s prediction that in the future “we won’t have computers anymore because everything will have intelligence,” or Kurzweil’s experimentation with a new personality through a computer-synthesized rock star named Ramona. “I don’t know (Kurzweil), but I’d like to know him,” Carter said.

Carter’s X-Files spinoff, The Lone Gunmen series, premiered Sunday March 4 on Fox.