Kurzweil who is better known for his 2005 book the singularity is near has worked extensively in areas such as optical character recognition, speech recognition and texttospeech. The awared winning film, the singularity is near the movie, based on ray kurzweil s bestselling book. Ray kurzweil has become the most visible and credible identity discussing these tectonic shifts in human development. He is famous for, among other things, predicting the technological singularity. Ramona, a superintelligent avatar created by ai wizard ray kurzweil. In this video, kurzweil dives into the exciting and quickmoving field of biotechnology. Ray kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. How kurzweil s predictions are faring posted by paul on january 29, 2017 back in 2007 i was very excited to start reading the singularity is near by ray kurzweil which had been published 2 years earlier in 2005. The film addresses the hypothesis of a technological singularity, and. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the singularity is near. Ray kurzweil explains the coming singularity ray kurzweil.
Ive had the idea of being an inventor since i was five years old, and i quickly realized that you had to have a good idea of the future if youre going to succeed as an inventor. The singularity is near is a kind of encyclopedic map of what bill gates once called the road ahead. I think there has been a slowdown recently as we are approaching the end of the s curve of our current technological trend. Jul 07, 2010 last thursday, ray kurzweils new movie the singularity is near. The singularity is coming in 2045 and will make humans sexier hanson robotics the singularity is going to make us even better at being human, says leading futurist ray kurzweil. Kurzweils new movie the singularity is near debuts in new york.
A true story about the future, a compelling featurelength documentary film, directed by anthony waller, written by ray kurzweil, and produced by ray kurzweil, ehren koepf and toshi hoo, explores the controversial ideas of luminary ray kurzweil, based on his new york times bestselling book by the same title. The 2014 film lucy is roughly based upon the predictions made by kurzweil about what the year 2045 will look like, including the. Acknowledgments prologue the power of ideas 1 chapter 1 the six epochs 7. The singularity is near outlines the future of technology by describing how change keeps accelerating, what computers will look like and be made of, why biology and technology will become indistinguishable and how we cant possibly predict whatll happen after 2045. The singularity will be achieved at the time when the exponential growth of the power. The awared winning film, the singularity is near the movie, based on ray kurzweils bestselling book. The singularity is near stars ramona, played by ncis star pauley perrette, a superintelligent avatar artificialintelligence based, humanlike. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place. Ray kurzweil has mapped out a version of the unpredictable, evolving future of the universe. Starring pauley perrette of cbs network ncis tv series. Transhumanism, the singularity is near, ray kurzweil language english.
A true story about the future premiered in new york city as part of the world technology networks imagined worlds film series. Woot originally w00t is an american internet retailer based in the dallas suburb of carrollton, texas. Jun 23, 2018 the technological singularity is a hypothetical event in which artificial general intelligence constituting, for example, intelligent computers, computer networks. Computer avatar saves the world from selfreplicating microscopic robots. Kurzweil points out in the singularity is near that digital information is exponential, but the exponential growth is made out of various s curves of different technologies. Ray kurzweil s writings are the bestknown expression of singularity memes, so i figured its about time i read his 2005 bestseller the singularity is near though earlier users of the term technological singularity used it to refer to the arrival of machine superintelligence an event beyond which our ability to predict the future breaks down, kurzweil s singularity is more vaguely defined. Singularity proponent ray kurzweil reinvents the book. Mar 01, 2011 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. When humans transcend biology by ray kurzweil, viking press.
Deluxe digital download contains digital files of the feature film, the singularity is near and bonus material which includes over three hours of extended interviews, the making of the singularity movie, and more. In practical terms, this means that human aging and. The singularity is near quotes by ray kurzweilpage 2 of 5. While this book focuses on the future of technology and the human race as the age of intelligent machines and the age of spiritual machines did, kurzweil makes very few concrete, shortterm predictions in the singularity is near, though longerterm visions abound. Rays latest book, the singularity is near, was a new york times best seller, and has been the. Technology ray kurzweil the singularity is near the best.
Deluxe digital download contains digital files of the feature film, the singularity is near and bonus material which includes over three hours of extended interviews, the. Transcendent man chronicles the life and ideas of ray kurzweil, the inventor and futurist known for his bold vision of the singularity, a point in the. The mishmash of documentary and drama just doesnt work. The singularity is near kindle edition by kurzweil, ray. A documentary based on ray kurzweils book, the singularity is near. Kurzweil links a projected ascendance of artificial intelligence to the future of the evolutionary process itself. The technological singularity is a hypothetical event in which artificial general intelligence constituting, for example, intelligent computers, computer networks.
The singularity is the notion that humanity will reach a point about 2045 when technological change will reach such a crescendo of change there will be a quantum evolutionary shift in human existence. By singularity, kurzweil refers not to a collapsed supernova, but instead to an extraordinarily bright future in which technological progress has leapt b. Ray kurzweil the singularity is near epub to 21 download. Nano tech, and bio tech programming dna all overlapping giving us unprecedented power over our pmr evolution. When humans transcend biology by ray kurzweil 9,117 ratings, 3. Well, some amazing changes that are fantastically big and fantastically fast are coming our way, says noted futurist alvin toffler in the muchanticipated movie, the singularity is near. The singularity is near portrays what life will be like after this eventa humanmachine civilization where our experiences shift from real reality to virtual reality and where our intelligence becomes nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful than unaided human intelligence. Ray kurzweil says his new book singularity is nearer is set to release on 2019 in this latest podcast. My interest in the future really stems from my interest in being an inventor. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The drama is cringeworthy and the documentary inaudible due to a. Ray kurzweil explains the coming singularity big think. Central to his singularity thesis is the concept that the technology and culture that humans make are part of the same process as the bodies they have evolved. The singularity is that point in time when all the advances in technology, particularly in artificial intelligence ai, will lead to machines that are smarter than human beings.
I wonder if anyone here has thought about how futurism like that predicted in rays book fits in with mbt. The book builds on the ideas introduced in kurzweil s previous books, the age of intelligent machines 1990 and the age of spiritual machines 1999. Review of kurzweil, the singularity is near lesswrong 2. Kurzweil claims that the singularity will happen by 2045. Before the viewing, kurzweil gave a short introduction on the concept of the singularity and his take on where humanity is heading with the. The 2014 film lucy is roughly based upon the predictions made by kurzweil about what the year 2045 will look like, including. When humans transcend biology is a 2005 nonfiction book about artificial intelligence and the future of humanity by inventor and futurist ray kurzweil. The singularity is near isnt a book for the fainthearted, but for visionaries and inventors. Kurzweil presents this figure in the singularity is near to represent and support his view of exponential acceleration of human evolution.149 488 1241 1122 70 505 778 1187 1451 352 1355 577 176 1566 147 1481 667 1088 1355 916 882 676 1379 1046 518 1166 893 1258 619 1232 857 1177 804 397 1385 906 326 758 1461 628 691 730 1128 749 331 1475 394 25 271