Michio Kaku: Science is the engine of prosperity. Think of all the great waves of prosperity. In the 1800s it was the steam engine and the locomotive, which gave us the Industrial Revolution. Then it was the electric revolution of Edison and the internal combustion engine. And now it’s the high-tech revolution.   Now the next revolution beyond that could be GNR. Nanotechnology represents the use of molecular machines, machines made out of molecules, which could eventually, at some distant point give us the ability to rearrange matter itself almost at will. This is the power of a god. It’s the power that we read about in mythology and that’s where I think we’re going with nanotechnology in the future.  
 

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.