Transcendent Man

Transcendent Man

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  • Robert Barry Ptolemy


  • Raymond Kurzweil
  • Tom Abate
  • Hugo De Garis
  • Peter Diamandis

Ray Kurzweil is on a journey to bring his ideas to the world.

Barry Ptolemy’s compelling documentary explores the life and provocative ideas of renowned techno-prophet Ray Kurzweil. Inspired by Kurzweil’s bestselling book The Singularity is Near, Transcendent Man follows Kurzweil around the globe as he shares his daring vision of a future in which we merge with our machines and vastly extend our longevity and intelligence, all within the next 30 years. The film explores the social and philosophical implications of Kurzweil’s mind-bending predictions through conversations with former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, technologists Peter Diamandis, Neil Gershenfeld, and Dean Kamen, journalists Tom Abate and Kevin Kelly, and others.

Past Programs


The Merging of Human and Machine

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA