[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

The Singularity Is Near: a True Story About the Future movie will be coming this Summer. The movie is based on the book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil. Mr. Kurzweil stars in the movie as well. The documentary movie features him interacting with thought leaders on technology and the nature of human life in the next century.

Reading from his brief career summary: Mr. Kurzweil was the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.

Mr. Kurzweil has written six books, four of which have been national best sellers. He is the recipient of the $500,000 MIT-Lemelson Prize, the world’s largest for innovation. In 1999, he received the National Medal of Technology, the nation’s highest honor in technology. Mr. Kurzweil has received nineteen honorary Doctorates.

Mr. Kurzweil’s web site Kurzweil AI.net has over one million readers.

[Image Courtesy: The Singularity Is Near: a True Story About the Future movie]