about the Kurzweil Library


— on this page —

~ about the Kurzweil Library
~ about our library collections
~ how to reach us

~ support for readers
~ support for products

~ family of companies • current
~ family of companies • historic
~ philanthropy

~ for education
~ for public speaking

~ our mailing address
~ our team
~ privacy compliance

~ creative projects
~ welcome letter


about | the Kurzweil Library

our theme: accelerating intelligence

Kurzweil Library catalogs the quickening growth of tech, knowledge, and concepts shaping tomorrow.

Published by best-selling author, inventor, and futurist Ray Kurzweil — our library collection explores themes from his landmark non-fiction books: visit. The phrase accelerating intelligence is a two-part concept from his writings:

  • the first definition is — steadily increasing our abilities, so we can craft our future.
  • the second definition is — the clock of civilization is speeding-up.

Today, we’re able learn faster than ever before — and we have better, easier access to fundamentals + know-how. Swift changes are happening within society. Burgeoning opportunities for abundance promise to solve global problems — but we also have to manage more complex situations.

Kurzweil Library is a small-format digest  — featuring hand-picked, specially curated stories + resources. We follow progress in the science + tech landscape.

This official website is also home to the permanent collection of writings and commentary by Ray Kurzweil. We also present his life-time of pioneering work in electronics + computer innovation.


about | our library collections

We collect note-worthy trends, breakthroughs, products, discoveries, resources, and projects affecting:


  • the marketplace + innovation
  • the government + defense

  • the city of tomorrow
  • the community of tomorrow
  • the machines of tomorrow
  • good future

  • digital web + communication
  • digital arts + entertainment
  • digital lifestyle
  • digital education

  • tech-assisted medicine
  • tech-assisted exploration
  • tech-assisted manufacturing
  • tech-assisted finance
  • tech-assisted discovery science

  • design in the material world
  • design in the organic world

  • keeping-up with: knowledge
  • keeping-up with: society

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— how to reach us  —

general mail:

requests for Ray Kurzweil:


— acknowledgements —

Our library is made with these good brands for digital content:

Adobe | home
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Firefox • by Mozilla | home
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Getty Images | home
tag line: Moving the world with images.

Google • by Alphabet | home
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Medium | home
tag line: Get smarter about what matters to you.

Office • by Microsoft | home
tag line: Your place to create, communicate, collaborate, and get great work done.

MailChimp | home
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RackSpace | home
tag line: Your trusted partner across cloud, applications, security, data, and infra-structure.

SpeechKit | home
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Vimeo | home
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WeTransfer | home
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WordPress • by Automattic | home
tag line: Unlock the power of the most flexible website builder.
tag line: We are passionate about making the web a better place.

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— Kurzweil family of companies • CURRENT —


support | for customers

Please see the following list for:

  • questions about a legacy Kurzweil company
  • help with a product from a legacy Kurzweil company

Kurzweil Music co. | pages

product — digital keyboards

Kurzweil Music | home
Kurzweil Music | support


Transcend Longevity co. • by Ray + Terry’s | pages

product — nutritional supplements + personal care

Transcend Longevity | home
Transcend Longevity | support


Kurzweil Education co. | pages

product — educational software for disabilities

Cambium Learning Group | home
Cambium Learning Group | support

Kurzweil Education | home
Kurzweil Education | support


Kurzweil and the National Federation of the Blind | pages

product — text-to-speech software for mobile smart-phone

mobile reader app | home
mobile reader app | support
National Federation of the Blind | home

— award winner —

winner: Golden Apple Award
presented: by Apple Vis
for: The best Apple tools for blind + low vision people.


— Kurzweil family of companies • HISTORIC —


Blio co.

  • product: e-reader software + e-book library
  • currently: in transition

Kurzweil Computer Technologies co.

  • product: text-to-speech software
  • currently: integrated into products at Nuance co.

Financial Accelerating Transactions from Kurzweil Adaptive Technologies co.

  • product: financial investment software service
  • currently: fund for select investors

Kurzweil Applied Intelligence co.

  • product: speech-to-text software
  • currently: integrated into products at Nuance co.

— Kurzweil philanthopy —

the Kurzweil Foundation org.

  • purpose: philanthropy
  • currently: awarding scholarships to people with blindness + low vision

for education | Singularity University

— about —

founded by:

Ray Kurzweil — co-founder + Chancellor • Singularity Univ.
Peter Diamandis MD — executive founder + Director • Singularity Univ.

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— mailing address —

Kurzweil Technologies co.
935 Great Plain Avenue
no. 111
Needham, MA  02492 • US

tele: 781.263.0000


team | the Kurzweil Library

Ray Kurzweil • publisher
Nanda Barker-Hook • communications
Sarah Black • library editor
John-Clark Levin • book research
Kamil Pelka • web tech
Ken Linde • web tech


bulletin | privacy
A memo on the European General Data Protection Regulation.

Dear readers,

Please be assured our e-newsletter and website comply with the data protection + privacy act from the European Union — called the General Data Protection Regulation.

The data we collect for your free e-newsletter subscription is: e-mail address. We never share your data — and we don’t sell our lists. We sometimes send readers notes about our projects, within our family of companies. We maintain high data-keeping standards plus confidentiality.

If you signed-up to get our e-newsletter, you agreed to receive our e-mails. But if you’d like to un-subscribe, please see instructions here.

And thank you for reading!

library editor


on the web | pages

Wikipedia | the European Union
Wikipedia | the European Commission
Wikipedia | the General Data Protection Regulation

the European Commission | data protection


— creative projects —

project | Cyber Art — by Kurzweil

product: digital art created by smart software
product:
poetry created by smart software
showcase: artwork + poems

project | Ramona the virtual girl — by Kurzweil

product: digital rock star
product: digital chat-bot
library: photos, songs, conversations


— film projects —

film title: the Singularity Is Near
deck: A true story about the future.
film-maker: by Ray Kurzweil
year:

film title: Transcendent Man
deck: A documentary on the life + ideas of Ray Kurzweil.
film-maker: by Ptolemaic Productions
year:


— notes —

SU = Singularity Univ.
US = United States

GDPR = the General Data Protection Regulation