Transcendent Man is a documentary about Ray Kurzweil that’s screening in Toronto Friday evening as part of the Planet in Focus Film Festival.
Subtle Technologies is collaborating with Planet in Focus and OCADU’s S-Lab to put on a discussion after the screening with Madeline Ashby (science fiction writer), George Dvorsky (futurist and ethicist) and Greg Van Alstyne (design educator). Given the controversial topic, I’m expecting the discussion to be pretty lively.
Here’s the details:
DATE: Friday October 15
LOCATION: Royal Ontario Museum
What’s it all about? Watch the trailer (http://www.transcendentman.com) or read what Planet in Focus’s Kathleen Mullen has to say:
“What does it mean to be a futurist? Ray Kurzweil, a certified techno-geek and child prodigy, who has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes, Inc., believes he has found the key to the future of the planet. Known for his bestselling non-fiction book The Singularity is Near, Kurzweil believes that technology is and will further become irrevocably connected to our lives and mortality. Kurzweil is obsessed with how to beat death and is convinced that technology will be our salvation. Transcendent Man is an insightful and challenging documentary that asks some hard questions about the future of our planet.”