Quincy Jones: If you travel a lot you see a pattern because the course of communications is all staring to blend into one. You know, I mean, if you go to Shanghai man, you can’t tell what city you’re in. And it’s the same in Monte Carlo, it’s the same in Cairo, it’s the same in Abu Dhabi. The same. They got on Adidas and Nike shoes on now. They got two iPhones. Everybody’s got them.   I guess this all boils down to people having a technical and an emotional desire to communicate with each other, talk to each other. Here’s what I’m doing, what are you doing? That’s what the revolutions in the Middle East are coming from. It’s like hop on, hop on the boat, we’re both going the same place, you know, there are different ways, there are different goals and so forth, but it’s like hop on let’s do it together.

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 and also 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.