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A tour, background, product support, and contact.
January 1, 2021


In this post.

— about the Kurzweil library
— about our collections
— topics in the library

— e-mails
— address
— team

— the Kurzweil family of companies  |  CURRENT
— the Kurzweil family of companies  |  HISTORIC

for education
for philanthropy

— creative projects
— film projects

— bulletin on privacy

ABOUT | the Kurzweil library + its collections

Tracking the acceleration of intelligence.

This library catalogs the advances in tech, science, and knowledge that are shaping tomorrow. Our website is published by Ray Kurzweil — the inventor, best-selling author, and futurist. And our collection explores themes from his landmark non-fiction books.

The idea of accelerating intelligence is from his writings.

the first definition is ~ steadily increasing our abilities, to 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 in society. Burgeoning opportunities for abundance promise to solve global problems — but we also have to manage more complex situations.

Aspects of the library.

The Kurzweil library is an ongoing digest — featuring hand-picked stories + resources. We follow progress in the science + tech landscape. This official website is also home to the permanent collections of writings + commentary by Ray Kurzweil.

We also present his lifetime of pioneering work in electronics + computer innovation. And we maintain his bibliography of books — and a full collection of Ray’s press + appearances. Plus historical tours of his inventions + celebrity collaborators.

Map of the collections.

  • the Kurzweil library
  • books ~ by Ray Kurzweil
  • writings ~ by Ray Kurzweil
  • Ray Kurzweil ~ lifetime of innovation
  • Ray Kurzweil ~ press + appearances


TOPICS | in the library

We collect noteworthy: trends, breakthroughs, products, discoveries, resources, and projects about

  • 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

  • smart home
  • smart devices
  • smart mobility

— e-mails —

requests for the library

fan letters to Ray Kurzweil readers [ at ] KurzweilTech.com
help for newsletter help [ at ] KurzweilTech.com
permissions requests permissions [ at ] KurzweilTech.com

requests for Ray Kurzweil

interview requests interviews [ at ] Kurzweilai.net
writing requests writing [ at ] Kurzweilai.net
public speaking requests speaking [ at ] Kurzweilai.net

— address —

Kurzweil Technologies co.
935 Great Plain Avenue
no. 111
Needham, Massachusetts
02492 • United States

tele | 781.263.0000

— team —

  • Ray Kurzweil ~ publisher
  • Nanda Barker-Hook ~ communications
  • Sarah Black ~ library editor
  • Kamil Pelka ~ web tech
  • Ken Linde ~ web tech


the Kurzweil family of companies — CURRENT

— support for customers —

This lists provides help for products made by legacy companies founded by Ray Kurzweil.

1. |

Kurzweil Music co.
presented by Young Chang under Hyundai Development co.

product: digital keyboards
web: home ~ support

2. |

Transcend Longevity co.
presented by Ray + Terry’s

product: nutritional supplements
web: home ~ support

3. |

Kurzweil Education co.
presented by Cambium Learning grp.

product: educational software for disabilities
web: home ~ support

also see

Cambium Learning grp.

product: educational software for disabilities
web: home ~ support

4. |

Kurzweil + the National Federation of the Blind

product: text-to-speech app for smart-phone
web: home ~ app ~ support

award winner

the Golden Apple Award
presented by Apple Vis

the Kurzweil family of companies — HISTORIC

1. |

Blio co.
presented by Kurzweil + the National Federation of the Blind

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

Kurzweil Computer Technologies co.
presented by Microsoft

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

2. |

Kurzweil Applied Intelligence co.
presented by Microsoft

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

3. |

Financial Accelerating Transactions co.
presented by Kurzweil Adaptive Technologies

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

4. |

the Medical Learning co.
presented by the American Board of Family Practice

product: continuing education for health care + patient simulator
currently: in transition


for education | the Singularity grp.

— about —

( coming soon )

bio | Ray Kurzweil ~ co-founder
bio | Peter Diamandis MD ~ co-founder

for philanthropy | the Kurzweil Foundation

— about —

This foundation awards scholarships to people with blindness + low vision. It was created created + funded by Ray Kurzweil to continue his life-long support of the disabled community through innovation, advocacy, and financial aid.


— creative projects —

1. |

project: cyber art technologies — by Ray Kurzweil

tool: Two smart software programs that use AI to craft human-like pieces.
makes: digital art + poetry

2. |

project: Ramona the virtual girl — by Ray Kurzweil

creation: A digital rock star + clever chat-bot.
makes: a singing avatar + fun automated conversations

— film projects —

1. |

film title: the Singularity Is Near
deck: A true story about the future.
film-maker: by Ray Kurzweil
year: 2010

2. |

film title: Transcendent Man
deck: A documentary on the life + ideas of Ray Kurzweil.
film-maker: by Ptolemaic Productions
year: 2009

BULLETIN | on privacy

Dear readers,

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

The data we collect for our 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 the family of companies.

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

Thanks for visiting.

library editor

— reference —

background from Wikipedia:

about ~ the European Union
about ~ the European Commission
about ~ the General Data Protection Regulation

note: the European Commission | data protection

— notes  —

US = United States
HDC = Hyundai Development co.

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