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Ray Kurzweil

Author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist

Raymond Kurzweil is an American inventor and futurist. He is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements and gives public talks to share his optimistic outlook on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology.

Kurzweil received the 1999 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the United States' highest honor in technology, from President Clinton in a White House ceremony. He was the recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for 2001. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2001 for the application of technology to improve human-machine communication. In 2002 he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, established by the U.S. Patent Office. He has received 21 honorary doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents.

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See also: Publisher Kurzweil Network - Library of Ray Kurzweil's books, writings and lifetime of innovation

Details last updated 20-Jun-2019

Ray Kurzweil is also referenced in the following:

Transvision Madrid 2021

08-Oct-2021 to 10-Oct-2021

World congress discussing on futurist concepts like longevity extension, artificial intelligence, human enhancement and other technologies with first humanoid robot speaker, Sophia, organized by HumanityPlus.

Ray Kurzweil Blog Posts

Reducing Fat Percentage - diet v exercise

Reducing Fat Percentage - diet v exercise

Low body fat percentage doesn't need a low fat diet

Longevity and coping with an ever increasing population

Longevity and coping with an ever increasing population

Replace the defence budget with a space colonisation budget and everyone board can be shipped off planet

Summary of living forever news from Ray Kurzweil 21-June-2013

Summary of living forever news from Ray Kurzweil 21-June-2013

Restoring lost synapses, new cancer approach based on naked mole rat HMW-HA, and fruit fly lifespan increased by 24% with Rhodiola rosea

Six of the best from Ray's newsletter

Six of the best from Ray's newsletter

Including nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery, nanofiber sensors, and personalized nerve cells

National Geographic get it wrong - this baby will live forever

National Geographic get it wrong - this baby will live forever

People who are already middle-aged could make it to 120 - by the time today's baby's get that old they'll still be young

Ray Kurzweil Creations

The Singularity Is Nearer


Ray Kurzweil explores how technology will refashion the human race in the decades to come

Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever


Comprehensive investigation into the cutting-edge science regarding diet, supplementation, genetics etc., written by Ray Kurzweil

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology


Examines the next step in the evolutionary process of the union of human and machine

The Age of Spiritual Machines


When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence, a non-fiction book by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil about AI

Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever


This easy-to-follow program written by Ray Kurzweil will help you transcend the boundaries of your genetic legacy and live long enough to live forever

How To Create A Mind


Book that explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain written by Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil News

Ray Kurzweil brings his prediction of the technological singularity forward to 2029

Independent - 13-Mar-2024

Also predicts a new era of hybrid humans and the potential to reverse aging within the next five years


We're on the verge of overcoming death

Metro - 14-May-2019

A great summary of the potential benefits are curing ageing


How the rich plan to survive the apocalypse

Guardian - 24-Jul-2018

Hoarding, and different forms of forced labor are among the future plans of the most powerful


The Supplements Ray Kurzweil takes

Popular Mechanics - 20-Jul-2018

Ray has opened up recently about his supplement regime. His top 3 are Phosphatidylcholine, Resve...


The singularity is not near

Salon - 13-May-2018

Excerpt from “Live Work Work Work Die" by Corey Pein. If technology is the state religion, singu...


See what the bionic body of the future looks like

Med-Tech News - 04-Apr-2018

RS Components infographic of future medical technologies for our bodies. Some are availalble tod...


People born after 1970 could live forever

YAHOO! - 20-Feb-2018

Futurologist Dr Ian Pearson predict indefinite life extension by 2050. May take another 10 years...


Here are the ways Silicon Valley plans to conquer death

National Post - 03-Nov-2017

Billionaires are now pouring millions into longevity research. Upgrading the human immune system...


Super Artificial Intelligence With IQ of 10,000 in 30 Years

Futurism - 27-Oct-2017

SoftBank has invested $100 billion to build chips capable of such IQ levels. Average university ...


Ray Kurzweil talks about Physical Immortality

Aging Reversed - 03-Jan-2017

Ray talks about the singularity, AI and human hybrid thinking with neocortex connected to the clo...


3 Reasons To Believe The Singularity Is Near

Forbes - 03-Jun-2016

Ray Kurzweil published The Singularity Is Near in 2006 – as technology accelerates at an exponent...


How Science Can Make Us Immortal

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) - 12-Feb-2016

Many respectable scientists now believe that humans can overcome death. We will simultaneously d...


Exponential Medicine conference day 4 summary

Medgadget - 13-Nov-2015

CEO of own health management Ray Kurzweil announces plans to write a sequel “The Singularity is ...


The Dawn of the Singularity (Infographic)

Futurism - 05-Oct-2015

A glimpse into the future with Ray Kurzweil. He has an 86% hit rate to pay attention! By 2029 $1...


Longevity will lead to Overpopulation

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) - 04-Jul-2015

Article by Live Forever Club’s Adrian Cull considers 2 main strategies: 1. prevent the increase ...


Organ, tissue replacement could end aging by mid-2020s

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) - 14-May-2013