Transcendent Man

A FILM BY Robert Barry Ptolemy

An evocative film that brings to light Kurzweil's amazing vision of the future.
-Business Wire
Prophetic, mind-bending, and sometimes quite terrifying.
-Fast Company Magazine
'Transcendent Man' affords us a telescopic view of a world just over the horizon that we can't afford to ignore.
-Tom Abate, The Global Post
Well-made, insightful... fascinating!
-Andrew Barker, Variety


Inspired by the book -The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil, Barry Ptolemy's documentary explores how Kurzweil's groundbreaking inventions and innovations have helped to advance society while potentially posing the greatest threat to mankind the world has ever known. Having previously predicted such things as the internet, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the defeat of a chess champion by a computer opponent, Kurzweil now claims that by 2029 the only means of keeping up with technological advances will be for humans to merge with the machines they've created.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 86 min.
Year: 2009


Colin Powell
Ray Kurzweil
Stevie Wonder
William Shatner
Tom Abate
Hugo De Garis
Robert Barry Ptolemy