Ray Kurzweil Net Worth

Ray Kurzweil Net Worth is
$27 Million

Ray Kurzweil Biography

Ray Kurzweil net well worth: Ray Kurzweil can be an American author, business owner, scientist, inventor and futurist who also

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRay Kurzweil
Net Worth$27 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 12, 1948
Height1.7 m
ProfessionFuturist, Entrepreneur, Author, Inventor
EducationMassachusetts Institute of Technology
SpouseSonya R. Kurzweil
ChildrenEthan Kurzweil, Amy Kurzweil

Interesting Facts

1 Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002 for the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the first device to transform print into computer-spoken words.
2 Kurzweil is a pioneer in the field of human-computer interfacing, and has also developed music synthesizers that successfully re-create the sound of acoustic instruments.


1 Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells, each governed by [a transformation] process. You and I are walking around with outdated software running in our bodies, which evolved in a very different era. We each have a fat insulin receptor gene that says, 'Hold on to every calorie'. That was a good idea 10,000 years ago when you worked all day to get a few calories. There were no refrigerators, so you stored them in your fat cells. I would like to tell my fat insulin receptor gene, 'You don't need to do that anymore', and indeed that was done at the Joslin Diabetes Center. They turned off this gene and the lab mice ate ravenously and remained slim. They didn't get diabetes; they didn't get heart disease. They lived 20 percent longer.
2 All my measurements are in ideal ranges. I scan my arteries to see if I have plaque buildup, and I have no antherosclerosis. I come out younger on biological aging tests. So far, so good. But this program is not designed to last a very long time. [It] is what we call bridge one. The goal is to get to bridge two: the biotechnology revolution, where we can reprogram biology away from disease.. Bridge three is to go beyond biology to the nanotechnology revolution. At that point we can have little robots, sometimes called 'nanobots', that augment your immune system . We can create an immune system that recognizes all disease and .. could be programmed to deal with new pathogens.
3 People say, 'I don't want to live like a typical 95-year-old for hundreds of years'. But the goal is not just to extend life. The idea is to stay healthy and vital and not only to have life extension but life expansion.
4 We are increasing the intelligence of our civilization, and we're doing so exponentially. Technology is part of our civilization. Sometimes people talk about conflict between humans and machines, and you can see a lot of that in science fiction. But the machines we're inventing are not some invasion from Mars. We create these tools to expand our reach, One thousand years ago, I couldn't reach fruit at a higher branch, so I created a tool to increase my reach. No other species does that.
5 It is only the rich that afford [new technologies] at an early point, when they don't work. By the time they work a little bit, they're affordable. By the time they work really well, they're almost free. And that will be true of these health technologies. Look at AIDS drugs - twenty years ago they were $30,000 per patient per year, Today they're [more] effective and they're $80 per patient per year.




The Singularity Is Near 2010 Documentary co-director


The Singularity Is Near 2010 Documentary producer


Circuit 2001 additional thanks: Kurzweil Technologies


The University 2016 Documentary Himself - Interviewee (as Ray Kurzweil)
Dans les limbes 2015 Documentary Himself
Autopilots 2013 Documentary Himself
Steve Aoki-Singularity 2013 Short Himself
Terms and Conditions May Apply 2013 Documentary Himself - Futurist & Inventor
Google and the World Brain 2013 Documentary Himself - Inventor of the Scanner, Futurologist (as Ray Kurzweil)
The Singularity 2012 Documentary
Un monde sans humains? 2012 TV Movie documentary
Welcome to the Machine 2012 Video documentary Himself
Weird or What? 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Author & Inventor
Transcendent Man: Live with Ray Kurzweil 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2011 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2011 TV Series Himself
The Colbert Report 2011 TV Series Himself - Futurist
Charlie Rose 2005-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Nova ScienceNow 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.
Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia 2010 Documentary Himself
The Singularity Is Near 2010 Documentary Himself
Plug & Pray 2010 Documentary Himself - Author
Roadtrip Nation 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Transcendent Man 2009 Documentary Himself
How to Live Forever 2009 Documentary Himself
Life Extended 2009 Documentary Himself
NextWorld 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Visions of the Future 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Real Superhumans and the Quest for the Future Fantastic 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Universe 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Author, 'The Singulrity is Near'
Horizon 2004-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Daily Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Technocalyps 2006 Documentary Himself - Futurist
The Riddle of Einstein's Brain 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Author (as Ray Kurzweil)
Modern Marvels 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Author, Fantastic Voyage
The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction 2004 Video documentary Himself
Sentient Machines: Robotic Behavior 2004 Video documentary short Himself
2001: HAL's Legacy 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Books 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Revenge of the Dead Indians 1993 Documentary Himself
Giving Machines Some Thought 1986 Documentary Himself
I've Got a Secret 1965 TV Series Himself - Contestant

Archive Footage

What Makes Us Clever? A Horizon Guide to Intelligence 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement 2007 Video documentary Himself

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