Ray Kurzweil

“Emotion is data too” – Google’s screening of Transcendent Man

“Here’s to living forever. That’s not just a salutation in our family”
~ Sonya Kurzweil

“This is of mythical proportions. We have to deal with it, even if it turns out not to be true.”
Kevin Kelly

Sarah Speake introduces the 'Transcendent Man' screening

Regular readers of this blog will know we have an abiding fascination with what technology may bring in the far flung future (see our The Coming Age of Augmentation post and, most recently, Greg Anderson on Asimov’s First Law).

So it’ll be no surprise to hear we got *extremely* excited when an invite arrived, courtesy of Google, to attend a screening of Barry Ptolemy’s Transcendent Man at the Science Museum in London, followed by a Q&A with the director and the film’s subject, the futurist, author and engineer Ray Kurzweil. (more…)