Transcendent Man

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 5/24/2011
  • UPC: 767685245033
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Docurama
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:24:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,096

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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Transcendent Man
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Tribeca Film Festival Premiere Screening Q&A
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Singularity University
         Canal Street
         Cancer
         Dean Kamen
         Kevin Warwick
         Kuhn
         The Singularity Is Here
         Ramonia
         Tom Abate
         Ray at Home
         Times Square
         Mom
      Who Is Ray Kurzweil?
         Play All
         Quincy Jones
         Robert Kuhn
         Herbie Hancock
         Aubrey DeGrey
         Stevie Wonder
         Ed Begley Jr.
         Jim Gardner
         Peter Diamandis
      Filmmaker Bio
      About Docurama
      Docurama Trailers
         Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back
         Air Guitar Nation
         A Crude Awakening
         The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Best doc ever!

    Best doc ever!

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