The Singularity Is Near movie to be available this Summer

June 18, 2012

The Singularity Is Near: a True Story About the Future movie will be available to the public this Summer, KurzweilAI announced today (June 16, 2012).

The movie will be available for downloading and via DVD.

A new website,, launched today, includes a movie teaser and links to Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up to be notified when the movie is available.

The Singularity is Near is based on Ray Kurzweil’s New York Times bestseller book of the same title, intertwines a fast-paced documentary and drama.

The documentary features Ray Kurzweil interacting with a panoply of thinkers on the impact of exponentially expanding technologies on the nature of human life in the next half century, illustrated with cutting-edge graphics and special effects.

The intertwined drama is a Pinocchio story about Ramona (played by Pauley Perrette), a superhero avatar created by Ray. Ramona becomes more and more independent, hires Alan Dershowitz (who plays himself) to press for her legal rights, and is coached by Tony Robbins (who also plays himself) to discover what it means to be human.