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Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
600 I Street NW Washington, DC 20001
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Inventor Ray Kurzweil
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attended Nov 27 2012

Kurzweil is incomparable. Enough food for thought to feast on far beyond his talk.

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attended Nov 27 2012

The three of us were entranced and challenged by Ray Kurzweil and his ideas. We felt lucky to have an opportunity to see and hear him in person and in a venue of right-sized human scale. Plus, this was a 1st visit to Historic Synagogue. We...continued

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attended Nov 27 2012

There were elements of the event which were very interesting and Mr. Kurzweil has some interesting thoughts; however, he appeared to be going through the motions on a apeech he had given hundreds of times and I don't think this was worth the $20...continued

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Books are not included with Goldstar admission, but will be available for purchase at the event.


In How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, the bold futurist and New York Times bestselling author of the The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse engineering the human brain.

Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world’s problems. He examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating.

Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors and futurists, with a 30-year track record of accurate predictions. He is an inductee in the National Inventors Hall of Fame and recipient of the National Medal of Technology, the Lemelson-MIT Prize (the world’s largest for innovation), 19 honorary doctorates and awards from three U.S. presidents. Book signing to follow.