Futurist Ray Kurzweil being interviewed on Charlie Rose on PBS tonight, discussing documentary Transcendent Man

March 3, 2011
Ray Kurzweil, the guy who popularized the idea of a technological “singularity,” where computers and robotics and genetic engineering eventually become so sophisticated and powerful that humans become super-powered, immortal cyborgs that we currently aren’t able to even imagine, will be on TV tonight.¬†Kurzweil will be chatting with Charlie Rose about the documentary film Transcendent Man, which chronicles Kurzweil’s controversial ideas and life.

The movie had previously only been shown at individual screenings around the country (none in the Dallas area), but just a few days ago became available for purchase on DVD and digital download. You can watch the trailer or buy the movie here. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I did read Kurzweil’s most recent book, The Singularity is Near, and it’s one of the most interesting things I’ve ever read.¬† Tonight’s interview with Rose will air in the Dallas area on KERA (channel 13) at midnight tonight. Well, technically I guess that’s tomorrow morning. But whatever. Whatever you want to call it, I’ll be watching.