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PR: Transcendent Man DVD May 24, BLAST! Digital & DVD Jun 28


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Transcendent Man DVD May 24, BLAST! Digital & DVD Jun 28Ray Kurzweil predicts in his bestselling book, The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, that with the ever-accelerating rate of technological change, humanity is fast approaching an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly non-biological and millions of times more powerful. BLAST! is (Balloon-born large aperture submillimeter telescope).

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Inspired by Kurzweil's Best-Selling Book, "The Singularity Is Near," Transcendent Man Releases on DVD May24



In Ray Kurzweil's post-biological world, boundaries blur between human and machine, real and virtual. World hunger and poverty are solved, human aging and illness are reversed and we vastly extend longevity. Barry Ptolemy's compelling feature-length documentary, Transcendent Man, chronicles the life of one of our most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in the future. Docurama Films' new release will be available for the first time on DVD on May 24, following a worldwide festival tour and a Digital/VOD release in March 2011.

Kurzweil predicts in his bestselling book, The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, that with the ever-accelerating rate of technological change, humanity is fast approaching an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly non-biological and millions of times more powerful. Within 25 years, computers will have consciousness. Humans will merge with their machines. These predictions make Kurzweil a prophetic genius to some, and a "highly sophisticated crackpot" to others.

Transcendent Man explores the social and philosophical implications of Kurzweil's predictions and the potential threats they pose to human civilization through dialogue with Colin Powell; technologists Hugo de Garis, Peter Diamandis, Kevin Warick, and Dean Kamen; journalist Kevin Kelly; musician Stevie Wonder, and William Shatner. Award-winning composer Philip Glass contributes original theme music.

http://www.newvideo.com/docurama/transcendent-man/





BLAST! (Balloon-born large aperture submillimeter telescope) – Landing on June 28 on Digital & DVD:



In the history of space exploration, there has never been a telescope specifically designed to observe the birth and evolution of stars, as well as a hidden universe of never-before-seen galaxies. BLAST!, directed by Five-time Emmy® winner Paul Devlin (SlamNation, Power Trip), follows his brother, astrophysicist Mark Devlin, and his team from Sweden to Antarctica as they prepare to launch a telescope on a high-altitude balloon. From catastrophic failure to transcendent triumph, their adventure exposes the surprising real life of scientists.

http://www.newvideo.com/docurama/blast/



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