the Colbert Report | interview with host: Stephen Colbert

on air | feature with: Ray Kurzweil
April 1, 2017


broadcast: Comedy Central
television show title: the Colbert Report
season: no. 7
episode: no. 863
date: April 12, 2011

host: Stephen Colbert
guest: Rick Brookhiser
guest: Ray Kurzweil

watch | the interview

Ray Kurzweil believes man and machine are becoming one. Kurzweil predicts that people will merge with technology and become a billion times smarter by the year 2045. In this episode: comedian + host Stephen Colbert interviews inventor, author, and top futurist Ray Kurzweil on popular television talk show the Colbert Report.

the conversation | topics

From the interview w. Ray Kurzweil:

Host and Emmy Award winning comedian Stephen Colbert talks about the documentary film Transcendent Man profiling Ray Kurzweil — along with these modern topics about the near future:

  • microscopic robots in the body
  • uploading into a computer
  • the singularity
  • being someone else in virtual reality
  • access to the world’s info on a mobile phone

quotes | from host Stephen Colbert

From the interview w. Ray Kurzweil:

  • Millions of tiny nanobots in our blood system, is there any way that couldn’t turn into a horror movie?
  • Will I have 6 pack abs in 2045?
  • You tried to warn us Mr. Coffee — man and machine are soon becoming one.
  • In the future will words be coming at us that fast?

on the web | pages

Transcendent Man | home

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— notes —

Stephen Colbert is Stephen Tyrone Colbert
Ray Kurzweil is Raymond Clyde Kurzweil