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The Singularity Is Near : A True Story About The Future (2012, original release: 2010)

Call Number DVD/601.12/SINGULARITY

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Nonfiction DVDsDVD/601.12/SINGULARITYAvailable
Published: [United States?] : KurzweilAI.net, c2012
Edition:  Deluxe ed
Description:  2 videodiscs (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Language:  English

"Based on the book The singularity is near by Ray Kurzweil."

Videodisc release of the 2010 motion picture

[Disc 2] includes behind the scenes segments and extended conversations between Ray Kurzweil and Marvin Minsky, Aubrey De Grey, Richard A. Clarke, K. Eric Drexler, Alan M. Dershowitz, Robert A. Freitas Jr., and Martine Rothblatt

Starring Pauley Perrette, Ray Kurzweil ; featuring Alan Dershowitz, Tony Robbins, Bill Joy, Mitch Kapor, Vinod Khosla, Bill McKibben, Marvin Minsky, Martine Rothblatt, Alvin Toffler, Sherry Turkle, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Cynthia Breazeal, Richard Clarke, David Dalrymple, Aubrey De Grey, K. Eric Drexler, Robert A. Freitas Jr., James Gashel, Neil Gershenfeld, J. Storrs Hall

"The onset of the 21st Century will be an era in which the very nature of what it means to be human will be both enriched and challenged as our species breaks the shackles of its genetic legacy and achieves inconceivable heights of intelligence, material progress, and longevity. While the social and philosophical ramifications of these changes will be profound, and the threats they pose considerable, ... futurist Ray Kurzweil presents a view of the coming age that is both a dramatic culmination of centuries of technological ingenuity and a genuinely inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny"--Container

Not rated

DVD, single layer; aspect ratio 16:9

[Disc 1]. Feature film (80 min.) -- [Disc 2]. Extended interviews & behind the scenes (216 min.)

[Disc 1]. The law of accelerating returns -- 2010 : virtual reality (VR) -- 2015 : robotics & AI -- Nanotechnology -- Biotech & full immersion VR -- 2033 : nanobot attack -- Rights for AI -- Ramona on trial -- Promise and peril -- Attack thwarted -- The Turing test -- It's personal -- 2045 and beyond

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