About Transcendent Man, the movie

The 2009 documentary film, Transcendent Man, introduces the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, the renowned futurist who journeys the world offering his vision of a future where we will merge with our machines, can live forever, and are billions of times more intelligent — all within the next 30 years. A debut documentary from writer/director Barry Ptolemy.

Be sure to visit the film's official website for screening times and future release plans. A collection of reviews and film-related announcements can be found in this section.

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Ebongeek | Transcendent Man: A look back since the debut

August 6, 2011

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Source: Ebongeek — June 26, 2011

One of the most controversial documentaries of our time has been available for digital download for several months now, yet many in the mainstream are still unacquainted with the ideas, concepts, opportunities and challenges presented by the coming Technological Singularity.

Perhaps this shouldn’t  be too surprising, many of us live in the mundane, harsh reality of the now. Day to day life, war, debt, unemployment, death and… read more

Singularity Hub | Transcendent Man movie blowout August 3 — Ray Kurzweil, Steve Wozniak, Michio Kaku, and many more!

July 19, 2011

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Source: Singularity Hub — July 14, 2011 | Aaron Saenz

The future is coming to the 49 out of 50 of the United States (sorry, Wyoming). On August 3rd, Transcendent Man: A Conversation About the Future will be appearing in 500+ theaters across the country.

This LIVE broadcast panel discussion will focus on accelerating technologies, the future of humanity, and the Singularity. The star-studded panel includes powerhouses like futurist Michio Kaku, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, inventor… read more

G4 Attack of the Show | Chris Gore’s Transcendent Man DVD review

July 18, 2011

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Source: G4 Attack of the Show — May 24, 2011 | Chris Gore

announcement | Transcendent Man Live with Ray Kurzweil — a special one-night movie event

July 14, 2011

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Transcendent Man: A Conversation about the Future with Ray Kurzweil, produced by NCM Fathom, Ptolemaic Productions, and Therapy Studios, will be simulcast to select movie theaters nationwide from Lincoln Center in New York City on August 3rd, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Central, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, and 8:00 p.m. Pacific (tape-delayed).

To buy tickets to a screening near you, watch the trailer, or get more information,… read more

Andrew Breitbart Presents: Big Hollywood | The Hollywood Revolt, Part 5: The greatest Walt Disney, the millennial Mark Zuckerberg, and the collapse of the left

July 8, 2011

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Source: Andrew Breitbart Presents: Big Hollywood — July 8, 2011 | David Swindle

Consider Transcendent Man, the recent documentary about inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. The film is based on his 2005 book The Singularity is Near and builds on his past 20 years of accurate predictions of technological growth. This is the reality we forget: technology is constantly getting twice as powerful, half as expensive, and much smaller.

And the speed of this doubling

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Kurzweil to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday and Real Time with Bill Maher Friday

June 16, 2011

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Ray Kurzweil will appear on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, June 16 and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, June 17 to promote the critically acclaimed documentary film Transcendent Man. Check network links for local show times.

Transcendent Man, by director Barry Ptolemy, focuses on the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil. The film is available on DVD in… read more

Ain't It Cool News | Harry Knowles’ DVD picks and peeks: Transcendent Man

May 24, 2011

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Source: Ain't It Cool News — May 24, 2011 | Harry Knowles

Hey folks, Harry here with a new DVD column and things are a bit different this week with some of the titles, and I’m betting that will at least continue with next week’s amazing series of titles. I think you’ll enjoy some of the surprises this week.

Ray Kurzweil is an interesting as hell fella. Imagine a practical William Gibson or Phillip K Dick. Now, he’s technically… read more

Transcendent Man movie DVD now available in stores and online

May 24, 2011

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Transcendent Man, the film about the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil by director Barry Ptolemy, is available today (May 24, 2011) on DVD in stores nationwide (Best Buy and Barnes and Noble), according to Ptolemaic Productions.

The DVD will also be available for order on Amazon.com, WalMart.com, BestBuy.com, and BarnesandNoble.com, and on… read more

The Plain Dealer | Computers soon will overtake us, Ray Kurzweil predicts in Transcendent Man, new on DVD

May 23, 2011

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Source: The Plain Dealer — May 22, 2011 | Chris Ball

When will computers attain consciousness and surpass humans? Genius inventor Ray Kurzweil calls this event the Singularity, and he pinpoints it at 2029. In this startling 2009 biodoc, he shares his theories about technology’s exponential acceleration.

Critics call him a crackpot, while he calmly makes his predictions based on past events. Don’t be scared, he urges, just be ready to become bionic or risk being left behind. [...]

Tengri News | Transcendent Man changed Massimov’s vision of future

May 23, 2011

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Source: Tengri News — May 23, 2011

Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov posted in tweeted that he watched Barry Ptolemy’s Transcendent Man.  “I saw the film, The Transcendent Man. It changed my vision of the future,” the Prime Minister posted.

Transcendent Man is a documentary about innovations and revolutionary ideas based on Ray Kurzweil’s bestseller called The Singularity is Near. The movie is about the life, career and ideas of Kurzweil, who is well-known in… read more

somethinkblue | Waking the universe

May 1, 2011

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Source: somethinkblue — May 1, 2011 | Nima D. Seifi

There are moments in history that shape humanity’s trajectory. Such events vary in form, content and timescale, and the likelihood is that only a few people are ever truly aware of the epistemological, and in some instances geological, ground shifting beneath them. What if we were on the cusp of such a moment right now?

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, author and futurist, who for years has provoked debate… read more

Cinetalk Reviews | Transcendent Man review

April 25, 2011

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Source: Cinetalk Reviews — April 24, 2011

Cinetalk Reviews YouTube channel | A review of the documentary about the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil.

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announcement | Film Transcendent Man screens at the Palace of Fine Arts

April 12, 2011

Screening details: Transcendent Man will screen at San Francisco’s historic Palace of Fine Arts on April 14, 2011, at 8:00 pm. The screening will feature a special introduction by Ray Kurzweil and post-screening Q&A with director Barry Ptolemy and Ray Kurzweil.

Transcendent Man, the critically acclaimed documentary by director Barry Ptolemy, explores the life and ideas of renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil. The film follows Kurzweil as he travels the world, sharing his… read more

Singularity Hub | Exclusive interview with Barry Ptolemy, director of Kurzweil documentary Transcendent Man

April 7, 2011

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Source: Singularity Hub — April 6, 2011 | Aaron Saenz

How do you get everyone to sit up and pay attention to the idea of the Singularity? Make it entertaining. No doubt about it, Transcendent Man is that and more. Barry Ptolemy’s documentary on Ray Kurzweil explores the philosophy, personal history, and predictions of one of the world’s most prominent futurists.

It’s a great film, and a wonderful look at the potential forces… read more

Film School Rejects | Indie spotlight: Transcendent Man

March 30, 2011

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Source: Film School Rejects — March 5, 2011 | Cole Abaius

For a very important reason, Transcendent Man begins with death. It’s a theme that pervades the entire discussion of technology, the future, and the direction that humanity might be headed in. After all, it’s that fear of death that propels us forward to delaying it, and, if Ray Kurzweil has his way, defeating it.

If the idea of scientifically-created immortality (as opposed to the philosophical or Pearly Gate variety)… read more

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