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

June 16, 2011

Ray Kurzweil on ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live

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

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 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

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.

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

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

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

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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Variety | Futurist Kurzweil goes worldwide with Man: Docu on tech advances gets multicity tour

January 11, 2011

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Source: Variety — January 11, 2011 | Andrew Stewart

In the latest push for alternate distribution, indie docu Transcendent Man is slated for a multi­city global tour beginning Feb. 3, followed by a digital release March 1.

The tour, which begins in New York and ends in London on April 5, will include a Q&A with author Ray Kurzweil, whose tome The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology provides source material for the docu.

Directed by… read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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