A documentary about "futurist", scientist, genius Ray Kurzweil.  Not nearly as boring as that sounds.  This is one of the few documentaries that I've seen recently that actually made me feel optimistic about the future.  This movie delivers some of Kurzweil's predictions for the future of technology while also telling his life's story, his life's goal (bringing his father back from the dead), and gives some scientific theory/proof on how humans will live forever as part machine, or maybe even part of the machine.  This movie makes me happy about this world, and longing for the future (soon to be the present).  Check out the trailer below.

From the official site:
The compelling feature-length documentary film, by director Barry Ptolemy, chronicles the life and controversial ideas of luminary Ray Kurzweil. For more than three decades, inventor, futures, and New York Times best-selling author Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future.

In Transcendent Man, Ptolemy follows Kurzweil around the globe as he presents the daring arguments from his best-selling book, The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. Kurzweil predicts that with the ever-accelerating rate of technological change, humanity is fast approaching an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly non-biological and millions of times more powerful. This will be the dawning of a new civilization enabling us to transcend our biological limitations. In Kurzweil's post-biological world, boundaries blur between human and machine, real and virtual. Human aging and illness are reversed, world hunger and poverty are solved, and we cure death.

Ptolemy explores the social and philosophical implications of these changes and the potential threats they pose to human civilization in dialogues with world leader Colin Powell; technologists Hugo deGaris, Peter Diamandis, Kevin Warwick, and Dean Kamen; journalist Kevin Kelly; actor William Shatner; and musician Stevie Wonder. Kurzweil maintains a radically optimistic view of the future, while acknowledging new dangers. Award-winning American composer Philip Glass contributes original theme music that mirrors the depth and intensity of the film.


KINGZILLA is one of my favorite artists (and people) living today.  His style is unlike any other I've seen.  Old school cut-and-paste to a level of brilliance.  He takes images we see everyday, co-opts them and then morphs them into something new that invokes feelings of anxiety, happiness, depression, beauty, anger...sometimes all at the same time.  Like a cut-and-paste Van Gogh he is.  Brilliance like this comes around only once in while.  Enjoy it while you can.
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