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The Futant Collective | New album Singularity by Futant samples Ray Kurzweil

August 16, 2013

Futant Singularity album cover

Coma Recordz | New album Singularity by Futant samples futurist Ray Kurzweil in track 12. The theory of a futant, amalgamating the words future and mutant was propagated by Timothy Leary, PhD, to describe those who have genetically activated thought patterns designed to facilitate the future.

All of our ideas are based on the future that we foresee, and fall in line with the futant archetype.… read more

Avi Zev Weider | Film Welcome to the Machine to premiere, Ray Kurzweil and Jaron Lanier featured

March 8, 2012

Welcome to the Machine still with title

The Hollywood Reporter | In Welcome to the Machine, Avi Zev Weider uses the occasion of the birth of his triplets to take a look at how technology intermingles with and affects our humanness. The SXSW competition documentary will have its world premiere Saturday, March 10, 2012.

Ray Kurzweil and Jaron Lanier, who are both featured in the film, will participate… read more

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ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live | Jimmy Kimmel interviews Ray Kurzweil

June 16, 2011

Ray Kurzweil on ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live

ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live | Jimmy Kimmel interviews futurist and pioneer Ray Kurzweil on June 16, 2011.

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James Bedsole | Ray Kurzweil documentary profile film

December 23, 2013

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Ray Kurzweil profile | extended version

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PBS NewsHour | This computer could defeat you at Jeopardy! — What is Watson?

February 14, 2011

Ray Kurzweil on PBS News Hour

PBS NewsHour | Science correspondent Miles O’Brien goes head-to-circuit board with IBM’s computer Watson on the game show Jeopardy! to explore the limits of language and artificial intelligence for machines. Interviewed in this segment: Ray Kurzweil (author, inventor), David Ferrucci (IBM), Marvin Minksy (MIT, AI expert). In the second video, Miles O’Brien takes on Watson, and loses. In the third video, he tells Hari Sreenivasan about how the supercomputer works… read more

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PBS Newshour | Tech’s next feats? Maybe on-demand kidneys, robot sex, cheap solar, lab meat

December 27, 2013

Ray Kurzweil interview with Paul Solman on PBS Newshour

PBS Newshour | Optimists at Silicon Valley thinktank Singularity University are pushing the frontiers of human progress through innovation and emerging technologies, looking to greater longevity and better health. As part of his series on “Making Sense” of financial news, Paul Solman explores a future of “exponential growth.”

Paul Solman: Admittedly, solar now provides less than 1 percent of U.S. energy needs. But Singularity University’s other cofounder, Ray… read more

CNN Glenn Beck | Glenn Beck interviews Ray Kurzweil: May 2008

May 30, 2008

Glenn Beck Future of Man and Machine

CNN Glenn Beck | The future of man and machine: Visionary thinker and futurist Ray Kurzweil is here, changing the way we are about to think about our future.

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The Blaze | Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen discuss Ray Kurzweil with Glenn Beck on The Glenn Beck Program

February 25, 2014

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen of Google discuss Ray Kurzweil with Glenn Beck on The Blaze

The Blaze | How does Google define life? Is it far off? Glenn Beck talked to Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen of Google about some of the long range implications of expanding technology.

This is a clip from the February 24, 2014 episode of The Glenn Beck Program.

The Blaze | Google Chairman on humans versus computers. How useful is the new… read more

Big Think | Ray Kurzweil on preparing for the Singularity

April 28, 2009

Ray Kurzweil on Big Think on biotechnology

Big Think | Inventor, author and futurist Ray Kurzweil discusses how to prepare  for the Singularity. He answers the question: “How can we ensure success in a world governed by the Singularity?”

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TEDx Silicon Alley | Ray Kurzweil and Juan Enriquez — rise of the machines

December 6, 2012

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TEDx Silicon Alley | In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSiliconAlley, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our TEDxSiliconAlley event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a… read more

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