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Science Progress | We are ‘eight doublings away’ from meeting all the world’s needs with clean energy

March 17, 2011

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Source: Science Progress — March 17, 2011 | Lisbeth Kaufman

Some dismiss Ray Kurzweil as a quack. His predictions of a future sound like plotlines from the nuttiest sci-fi films. According to Kurzweil’s theories, by around 2029 information technology will become more sophisticated than the human brain, and by 2045 what he calls “the Singularity” will occur — information technology will have advanced to the point at which people can become immortal by downloading their consciousness onto nanobots, which… read more

The Huffington Post | The transcendent singularity is near

March 9, 2011

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Source: The Huffington Post — March 9, 2011 | Jason Silva

Ray Kurzweil has become a pop culture phenomenon. The Singularity thesis has gone mainstream, and for those who still have any doubts, look no farther than the recent Time Magazine cover story, “2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal.” Barry Ptolemy’s film, Transcendent Man, is the absolute best cinematic exploration of Ray Kurzweil and his paradigm shifting ideas. If you didn’t have the patience to read Singularityread more

Charlie Rose interview with Kurzweil, Ptolemy postponed again

March 8, 2011

UPDATE | March 8, 8:00 p.m. EST: Due to breaking news on the situation in Libya, Charlie Rose decided to postpone airing the Kurzweil/Ptolemy interview. We’ll let you know when the interview is rescheduled to air. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Transcendent Man movie ranks as #2 documentary on iTunes in U.S.; Kurzweil, Ptolemy slotted for CNN Monday

March 6, 2011

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Transcendent Man, the film about the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil by director Barry Ptolemy, now ranks as #1 documentary in sales on iTunes in Canada, and #2 in the United States, after Waiting for Superman.

Transcendent Man is also listed in the top 20 in customer ratings among all movies on iTunes in the United States, as of March 5. The film… read more

Collection of photo stills from the film Transcendent Man

March 5, 2011

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A collection of photo stills from the film Transcendent Man, which is now screening at select locations and is available for download on iTunes and video on demand.

Transcendent Man film trailer

March 5, 2011

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Transcendent Man introduces the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, the renowned futurist who journeys the world offering his vision of a future in which we will merge with our machines, can live forever, and are billions of times more intelligent…all within the next thirty years.

Visit the film’s official website here for more information, and for current screening times and digital downloads.

The Dallas Morning News | Futurist Ray Kurzweil being interviewed on Charlie Rose on PBS tonight, discussing documentary Transcendent Man

March 3, 2011

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Source: The Dallas Morning News — March 3, 2011 | Victor Godinez

Ray Kurzweil, the guy who popularized the idea of a technological “singularity,” where computers and robotics and genetic engineering eventually become so sophisticated and powerful that humans become super-powered, immortal cyborgs that we currently aren’t able to even imagine, will be on TV tonight. Kurzweil will be chatting with Charlie Rose about the documentary film Transcendent Man, which chronicles Kurzweil’s controversial ideas and life.… read more

LAist | The outcome of Singularity is unknown: futurist Ray Kurzweil greets sold out crowd

February 23, 2011

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Source: LAist — February 23, 2011 | Katherine Peach

The prolific technology guru Ray Kurzweil that foresaw the expansion of the Internet, the possibilities of services such as YouTube, and invented the synthesizer, graced the Westside for two nights for the screening of his documentary, Transcendent Man. Nearly selling out both nights, Angelenos flocked to see a coveted appearance by Kurzweil at the Laemmle’s Royal Theater Feb. 16 and 17.

The crowd Thursday… read more

Technology Review | Review: The Transcendent Man

February 22, 2011

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Source: Technology Review — February 22, 2011 | David Cowan

At Ethan Kurzweil‘s kind invitation, my wife, son and I attended a screening of The Transcendent Man at the Tech Museum. This brilliant documentary chronicles some highlights from the life of futurist Ray Kurzweil, who was there with the film’s director Barry Ptolemy to answer questions. The film succeeds at several levels, and in ways that recursively support one another (reminiscent of Doxiadis’ LogiComix or Hofstadter’s… read more

The Imaginary Foundation blog | Imaginary Foundation director spotted at Transcedent Man screening

February 19, 2011

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Source: The Imaginary Foundation blog — February 18, 2011 | Linus Leibkörper

Transcendent Man is a remarkable new documentary about the life and ideas of futurist Ray Kurzweil (the subject of Time magazine’s cover article this week). Rumor has it that the director of The Imaginary Foundation was spotted at the film premiere in Los Angeles this Wednesday, but he slipped into a wormhole before anyone could snap a photo. A fan did, however, get a couple shots of Imaginarian Extraordinaire Jason… read more

LAist | Cyborgs, the wave of the future: The Transcendent Man screens next week

February 15, 2011

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Source: LAist — February 8, 2011 | Katherine Peach

It’s those times when all meat starts to taste like chicken and the rum and Coke you ordered tastes like Froot Loops, that the notion there is just a glitch in the Matrix starts to seem like a possibility. The sci-fi scenario of robots running amok is not just a thing for the books, according to the theory of singularity, and a documentary called the Transcendent Man.… read more

Scientific American | The immortal ambitions of Ray Kurzweil: a review of Transcendent Man

February 15, 2011

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Source: Scientific American — February 15, 2011 | John Rennie

A documentary about Ray Kurzweil’s belief that technology could conquer mortality reveals the futurist’s emotional life but fails to question his bold claims. Against a swirling montage of cosmic birth and destruction, and newsreel-style stills from his personal history, the celebrated inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil sits in silhouette, contemplating death. He broods over mortality’s toll in waste and pain, and the hopelessness and loss that people must experience

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Tony Robbins Tweets Transcendent Man

February 14, 2011

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World-renowned and respected self-help, organizational, and peak-performance guru Tony Robbins Tweets Transcendent Man, the movie. 

Thought leaders like Robbins from all fields are seeing the power of ever-accelerating advances in technology and science, and planning for the profound impact of that quickening on human society today and tomorrow. 

Tony Robbins is on the lookout for game-changing ideas and tracking the trends that will affect society — Follow Tony Robbins on Twitter,… read more

Transcendent Man tickets still available for L.A. February 16, 17

February 11, 2011

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Screening details: Tickets are still available for the upcoming Los Angeles screening of Transcendent Man, at the Laemmle Royal Theater on February 16 and February 17, 2011.

Click here for tickets to the February 16, 2011 screening, at 8:00pm, followed by a Q&A with director Barry Ptolemy and Ray Kurzweil.

Click here for tickets to the February 17, 2011 screening, at 8:00pm, followed by a… read more

Santa Monica Mirror | At the movies: future of technology documentary screening in Santa Monica

February 5, 2011

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Source: Santa Monica Mirror — February 5, 2011 | Katherine Peach

The scenario of super-intelligent robots as a part of our everyday life (and even ourselves) is not just a thing for the sci-fi books and movies according to the theory of singularity, the subject of a documentary called the Transcendent Man, which explores the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil.

Inventor of the first CCD flat bed scanner and the author behind the best-selling book, The Singularity is Near,… read more

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