show | Ray Kurzweil featured on Dream Big Podcast

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November 24, 2017


show: Dream Big Podcast | link
episode title: Inventor Ray Kurzweil gazes into the future | link
episode: no. 59
date: November 20, 2017


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In this episode no. 59 of Dream Big Podcast :

Guest Ray Kurzweil explores what it’s like to be an inventor, how he gets inspiration for his projects & ideas — plus a little on the clever super-heroine of his novel who achieves amazing things through the power of creative thinking.



letter | about the episode from show creators

Dear big dreamers,

Olga & Eva here. We hope you’ll be inspired by our podcast episode no. 59 “Inventor Ray Kurzweil gazes into the future” of our show Dream Big Podcast. He is an inventor, entrepreneur and visionary.

Ray Kurzweil has been described as:

“… the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal newspaper
“… the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine
“… Edison’s rightful heir” by Inc. magazine

That may seem like high praise, but here’s a tiny sampling of Ray Kurzweil’s many computer and electronic inventions:

  • the first CCD flat-bed scanner — link
  • the first omni-font optical character recognition — link
  • the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind — link
  • the first commercially marketed, large vocabulary speech recognition — link
  • the first text-to-speech synthesizer — link
  • the first computer music synthesizer able to re-create the sound of a grand piano — link

In our podcast guest Ray Kurzweil shares:

  • His BIG DREAM for the future.
  • What it means to be a futurist, when he realized predicting the future of tech was his dream.
  • How thinking about the future helps him as an inventor.
  • How day-dreaming is a source of creative ideas.
  • How a typewriter inspired 5 year old Ray to invent.
  • The invention he’s most proud of, and how it created a huge impact in the lives of blind & vision disabled people.
  • His new novel for April 2018: Danielle, Chronicles of a Super-Heroine.
  • A little about Danielle, the girl from his novel that dreams about the future.
  • He explains what “singularity” means, how it will be a turning point in human history.
  • He explains how human lives will be extended to 100-150 years.
  • His advice to his 10 year old self.
  • How he copes with fears.

As you can see, Ray Kurzweil is the epitome of a big dreamer, it was a true honor to have him on the show. We’re sure all our big dreamers, kids and adults, will love this episode. Enjoy and DREAM BIG!

Olga & Eva Karpman
mother & daughter team who created and host the Big Dream Podcast


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Notes from the show’s creators.

The Dream Big Podcast is a family friendly show inspiring kids and adults. Created by by Olga & Eva Karpman: mom & daughter team — big dreamers putting family first.

Your hostesses Eva Karpman (7 years old and in 2nd grade in 2017) and mom Olga Karpman interview world class performers who do what they love and live their dreams daily. Show guests have a wide range of interests with electric achievements:

  • Olympian athlete Scott Hamilton
  • celebrity animal trainer Zak George
  • top podcasters Dan Carlin & John Lee Dumas
  • grammy winning musicians Taylor Swift & Lady Gaga
  • scientist like Neil DeGrasse Tyson, PhD
  • entrepreneurs Tim Ferriss, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey

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