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5.0 out of 5 stars I hope it happens!, March 21, 2011
This review is from: Transcendent Man (DVD)
Sure there is the technical stuff and the robots and the idea of singularity, but more than that what struck me was the soft spoken Ray Kurzweil gently saying, 'No' to death. He intends to invent his way out of it. The documentary explains how all this might happen and I am not even going to pretend that I am being balanced here. I love this guy! It was a pleasure to see him speak at the Screening. I was sitting in the balcony and the normalness of this man astounded me. Someone who invented the flat bed scanner, helped the blind to read, made a robot create music, went to M.I.T, is really not an introverted geek. I was expecting a large headed man in a white labcoat. Instead there he was standing in a checkered jacket, telling us that how the computer that once occupied the whole room now sits in our pockets. How far are we from this pocket sized machine going into our blood cells? Just as we dont feel the earth moving around the sun at thousands of mile per hour, we are also perhaps unaware of how quickly things are changing. Ray also spoke about a pill that may allow us to eat all we want without gaining weight. These things are in play. And then he sat down to watch the Transcendent Man. It was weird watching the film and also being able to see Ray sitting in the same room. In one scene he wore the same jacket that he was wearing that evening. Anyway I will end this most balanced review now. Just watch it!

Minhaj Arifin
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How Desis Became The Greatest Nation On Earth
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Initial post: May 11, 2011 5:34:54 AM PDT
Joshua Webb says:
"He intends to invent his way out of it." I've read quite a bit of Kurzweil, and I've never quite thought about his immortality quest that way. Thanks for the insight.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2011 8:13:49 PM PDT
Thanks for reading Joshua.
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