Speaker: This is the power of computers, it’s measured instructions per second per dollar and that’s the price performance of computation. This goes back to the 1890 census and it’s a logarithm scale, every time you go up the graph we’re multiplying actually by a hundred thousand. So this little, simple, little curve represents trillions-fold increase in a century.   It’s a billion fold just since I was a student, but what’s really interesting about this is look at how smooth and predictable a trajectory this is. It went through thick and thin, through war and peace. We had the First World War, the Second World War, the Cold War. We had the Great Depression. It has gone unscathed through the recent recession.  
 

Transcendent Man LIVE: A Conversation About the Future. Live with Ray Kurzweil.

NCM Fathom, Ptolemaic Productions and Therapy Studios Present One-Night Event on August 3 in Nearly 500 Select Theaters. Broadcasted LIVE from the Lincoln Center in NYC. This first-of-its-kind event will be a powerful discussion about the possibility of immortality becoming reality by 2045 as well as other implications of accelerating technologies. The evening will begin with a brief presentation by inventor and futurist, Ray Kurzweil, followed by a provocative panel discussion, which will incorporate clips from the critically acclaimed documentary TRANSCENDENT MAN. Panelists include Kurzweil; Barry Ptolemy, filmmaker; Deepak Chopra (Live via Teleportec); Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc.; Michio Kaku, physicist; Tan Le, technology entrepreneur; and Dean Kamen, inventor. With pre-recorded remarks from former Vice President Al Gore, Quincy Jones, Bill Maher, Elon Musk and others.