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Ray Kurzweil appears live on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Real Time with Bill Maher

June 21, 2011

Ray Kurzweil was interviewed on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, June 16, and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday June 17. Kurzweil discussed the ideas behind the film Transcendent Man.

Below: ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live | “Ray Kurzweil accurately predicted the end of the Soviet Union and the rise of the Internet, and he believes that it won’t be long before computers and humans merge to form something I call ‘compumans,’” said host Jimmy Kimmel.

Below: HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher | “Bill Gates calls him ‘the best person I know at predicting the future,’” Maher said. “The just-released documentary about him is called Transcendent Man — the amazing Ray Kurzweil.” Ray Kurzweil’s segment from the June 17, 2011 (episode 217) show starts at 6:20. 

You can also watch the video from the “Overtime” segment of the show, featuring a roundtable discussion with the night’s guests and including Ray Kurzweil, as they answer questions from audience callers.

About Transcendent Man

Transcendent Man, by director Barry Ptolemy, focuses on the life and theories of Ray Kurzweil. The film is available on DVD in stores nationwide (Best Buy and Barnes & Noble); for order at, and; and on Netflix (DVD and “Watch Instantly”).

The DVD includes more than two hours of exclusive additional footage, with deleted scenes, extra interviews, and the Q&A with Ray Kurzweil and director Barry Ptolemy after the world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Transcendent Man is also available for downloading on iTunes and Movies On Demand (both without the extra two hours).


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