Transcendent Man

Transcendent Man

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Director: Barry Ptolemy

Cast: Barry Ptolemy, Ray Kurzweil, Stevie Wonder, William Shatner

     
 

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Inspired by the book The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil, Barry Ptolemy's documentary explores how Kurzweil's groundbreaking inventions and innovations have helped to advance society while potentially posing the greatest threat to mankind the world has ever known. Having previously predicted such things as the internet, the collapse of the Soviet Union, andSee more details below

Overview

Inspired by the book The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil, Barry Ptolemy's documentary explores how Kurzweil's groundbreaking inventions and innovations have helped to advance society while potentially posing the greatest threat to mankind the world has ever known. Having previously predicted such things as the internet, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the defeat of a chess champion by a computer opponent, Kurzweil now claims that by 2029 the only means of keeping up with technological advances will be for humans to merge with the machines they've created.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2011
UPC:
0767685245033
Original Release:
2009
Source:
Docurama
Time:
1:24:00
Sales rank:
45,207

Special Features

Extended interviews; Deleted scenes; Tribeca Film Festival Q&A with director Barry Ptolemy and Ray Kurzweil

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Kurzweil Participant
Stevie Wonder Participant
William Shatner Participant

Technical Credits
Barry Ptolemy Director,Producer
John Cranston Art Director
Meg Decker Editor
Joe DiSanto Executive Producer
John E. Dowdle Executive Producer
Drew Dowdle Executive Producer
Shawn Dufraine Cinematographer
Philip Glass Score Composer
Oliver Luckett Executive Producer
Felicia Ptolemy Producer
Meg Ramsay Editor
John Ramsay Executive Producer
Wren Waters Executive Producer
Doobie White Editor,Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Transcendent Man
1. Transcendent Man [6:21]
2. Projections of the Future [5:11]
3. The Reader [6:45]
4. GNR [5:04]
5. Singularity [7:33]
6. Health Challenges [5:39]
7. Nanotechnology [8:30]
8. Artificial Itelligence [8:17]
9. Artilect War [6:58]
10. Godlike? [9:08]
11. The Universe Wakes Up [10:05]
12. End Credits [3:59]

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