Wednesday Film: The Singularity is Near (full)

25 Feb

This is Ray Kurzweil’s expansion of ideas from his book, veering off into a virtual reality/augmented reality science fiction plot. The movie is surprisingly cheesy and the quality of this upload isn’t ideal, but it’s still interesting. Some of the film was shot in Second Life, though of course this was a few years ago and the scenes are not representative of that world today.

Update Feb 26 — Well, it lasted for a day and a half before it was pulled for a copyright claim.  Hope you got to see it!


Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Research, Transhumanism, Virtual Life in Pop Culture


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2 responses to “Wednesday Film: The Singularity is Near (full)

  1. girlforgetful

    February 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I didn’t think it was cheesy, I found it fascinating! I hope I live long enough to see the predictions come true, or something even better.

  2. Kay

    February 25, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    You and me both! I go back and forth about Kurzweil — he walks the fine line between genius and crackpot, in my opinion, and sometimes slips over to the wrong side — but I hope he’s right. The production value of some of the film seemed a bit more 1990 than 2010; that’s where I saw some cheesiness. But the content? Well, fingers crossed!


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