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Transcendent Man -- A documentary chronicling 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.

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Ray Kurzweil is on a journey to bring his ideas to the world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Tom Abate ... Himself
Hugo De Garis ... Himself

Peter Diamandis ... Himself
Neil Gershenfeld ... Himself
Ben Goertzel ... Himself
William Hurlbut ... Himself
Dean Kamen ... Himself
Kevin Kelly ... Himself
Aaron Kleiner ... Himself

Raymond Kurzweil ... Himself
Sonya Kurzweil ... Herself
Robert Metcalfe ... Himself
Chuck Missler ... Himself

Colin Powell ... Himself
Philip Rosedale ... Himself

William Shatner ... Himself

Stevie Wonder ... Himself
Kevin Warwick ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Barry Ptolemy 
 
Produced by
Joe Disanto .... executive producer
Drew Dowdle .... executive producer
John Erick Dowdle .... executive producer
Oliver Luckett .... executive producer
Felicia Nainoa .... producer (as Felicia Ptolemy)
Robert Barry Ptolemy .... producer
John Ramsay .... executive producer
Wren Waters .... executive producer
Doobie White .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Philip Glass 
 
Cinematography by
Shawn Dufraine 
 
Film Editing by
Meg Ramsay  (as Meg Decker)
Doobie White 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Schechter .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Russell Johnson .... sound designer
Russell Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Doobie White .... sound designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Trevor Chamberlain .... camera operator
Bruce Petschek .... second unit director of photography
Don Presley .... assistant camera
Dan Shimer .... camera operator
Jason J. Tomaric .... additional director of photography
 
Editorial Department
Amy K. Bostrom .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Trevor Gureckis .... music editor: music preparation
 
Other crew
Celia Black .... publicist
Daryl Blonder .... production assistant
David Bouley .... production assistant
Emma Cameron .... production coordinator: San Diego
Erik Clabeaux .... production assistant
Liz Jones .... second unit production assistant
Sam Nainoa .... production assistant
Seth Peterson .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Sam Eigen .... special thanks
Ehren Koepf .... special thanks
Brian Sweet .... special thanks
 

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USA:83 min
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Will compete in the World Documentary Feature Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival 2009.See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The best future prediction there is., 29 June 2012

The future isn't talked about enough. We need to be able to predict where we are going as a society so we can be ready for what's going to happen. Ray Kurzweil is a futurist. He spends all day every day thinking about the future. He is a genius inventor and he even invents things that we don't have the technology to make yet. If there's someone who can predict the future of technology, this is the guy. If you read his book, The Singularity is Near, you know exactly what "The Singularity" is and what is means for the human race. To put it in one sentence, it's the point where technology advances so exponentially fast that we can't even comprehend the growth. Ray explains that technology is advancing exponentially, and in a few decades, it will be advancing too fast for our own brains to comprehend. In order to keep up, we must merge with machines to enhance our intelligence and become immortal, super-intelligent, god-like cyborgs that will mostly spend time in full submersion virtual reality doing whatever our imaginations can imagine. The book explains everything that this documentary doesn't and if this doc interests you then I highly recommend the read. It's really hopeful stuff and people need to realize how important technology is going to become. We use our cellphones so much that they become a part of us. Sooner or later they will be a part of us. This is a very good summary to a very interesting subject. If you're very religious you may not like it due to its atheist theme, but people with an open mind will be very intrigued.

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