In my opinion, Ray Kurzweil is a futurist full of confidence that technology will save us and the planet. And I want to live in Ray Kurzweil's vision of the future with its promise of immortality and computers smarter than human beings. Hmm.. just like Battleship Galattica?
Ray Kurzweil is also an inventor, prize-winning author, and nanotechnology advocate. Matter of fact I had the pleasure of attending the very first nanotechnology business alliance conference in NYC years ago, where Ray Kurzweil was a key speaker and guest of honor. If you ever get a chance do take out one of his books from your local library.
Photo credit: Inventor Raymond Kurzweil attends a screening and panel discussion of Transcendent Man - a new documentary about inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil - Getty Images/Andrew H. Walker