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Actors
Tom Abate, Hugo De Garis, Peter Diamandis, Neil Gershenfeld, Ben Goertzel, William Hurlbut, Dean Kamen, Kevin Kelly, Aaron Kleiner, Raymond Kurzweil, Sonya Kurzweil, Robert Metcalfe, Colin Powell, Philip Rosedale, William Shatner
Directors
Robert Barry Ptolemy
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Release
2009
Categories
Duration
83
IMDB Rating
7.1/10
TRANSCENDENT MAN chronicles the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, an inventor and futurist that presents his bold vision of the Singularity, a point in the near future when technology will be changing so rapidly, that we will have to enhance ourselves with artificial intelligence to keep up. Ray predicts this will be the dawning of a new civilization in which we will no longer be dependent on our physical bodies, we will be trillions of times more intelligent and there will be no clear distinction between human and machine, real reality and virtual reality. Human aging and illness will be reversed; world hunger and poverty will be solved and we will ultimately cure death. Critics accuse Ray of being too optimistic and argue that the dangers of the Singularity far outweigh the benefits, pointing out the apocalyptic implications that once machines achieve consciousness, we may not be able to control them. Whether Rays controversial ideas incite excitement or fear, dogma or disbelief this ...
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