Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists. Called the restless genius by the Wall Street Journal and the ultimate thinking machine by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil's ideas on the future have been touted by his many fans, who range from Bill Gates to Bill Clinton. Time magazine writes, Kurzweil's eclectic career and propensity of combining science with practical often humanitarian applications have inspired comparisons with Thomas Edison.
A recipient of the National Medal of Technology and an inductee in the National Inventors Hall of Fame, among many other honors, he is the author of four books: The Age of Spiritual Machines, The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life, The Age of Intelligent Machines, and Fantastic Voyage.
- Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever
- The Age of Spiritual Machines
- The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
- How to Create a Mind
In the first half, George Knapp welcomed futurist Ray Kurzweil for a discussion on the merging of man and machine as well as his research into reverse engineering the human brain to understand precisely how it works. In the latter half, Lon Strickler, paranormal researcher and creator of the website Phantoms and Monsters, talked about his Bigfoot encounter, the nature of ghosts, remote viewing, and the current state of paranormal research. ... More »Host: George Knapp
Five guests participated in a roundtable discussion about transhumanism, a movement that looks ahead to augmentation of human capabilities. ... More »Host: George Noory
Inventor, author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil discussed his recent book, Fantastic Voyage (co-authored with past C2C guest Terry Grossman), which suggests those alive today can slow down the aging process long enough to reap the rewards of future life-extending technologies. Kurzweil believes technological and biological advancements will allow people to arrest the aging process within 20 years, and perhaps even reverse it within 30 years. ... More »Host: Art Bell