Comedy Central • The Colbert Report | Host Stephen Colbert interviews Ray Kurzweil

Conversation on forecasts, the future, and the documentary film.
April 12, 2011

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Host Stephen Colbert interviews Ray Kurzweil.


about | Ray Kurzweil believes man and machine are becoming one. Kurzweil predicts that people will merge with technology and become a billion times smarter by the year 2045. In this episode: host Stephen Colbert interviews inventor, author and top futurist Ray Kurzweil on popular television talk show the Colbert Report.

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broadcast: Comedy Central
television show title: the Colbert Report
season: no. 7
episode: no. 863
date: April 12, 2011

host: Stephen Colbert
guest: Rick Brookhiser
guest: Ray Kurzweil


the conversation | topics
From the interview w. Ray Kurzweil.

Host and Emmy Award winning comedian Stephen Colbert talks about the documentary film Transcendent Man profiling Ray Kurzweil — along with these interesting, modern topics about the near future:

  • nanobots in the body
  • uploading into a computer
  • the singularity
  • being someone else in virtual reality
  • access to the world’s info on a mobile phone

quotes | from comedian + host Stephen Colbert
From the interview w. Ray Kurzweil.

  • Millions of tiny nanobots in our blood system, is there any way that couldn’t turn into a horror movie?
  • Will I have 6 pack abs in 2045?
  • You tried to warn us Mr. Coffee — man and machine are soon becoming one.
  • In the future will words be coming at us that fast?

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