Contributory Info: Ray Kurzweil
Ray Kurzweil is an author, inventor, and futurist. With nineteen honorary doctorates and honors from three U.S. presidents, Kurzweil has been nicknamed “the restless genius” by Forbes.
In addition to authoring six books, including the bestselling “The Singularity is Near” and “The Age of Spiritual Machines,” Ray Kurzweil is renowned for his inventions, including the first text-to-speech synthesizer and the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind. He has also successfully cured himself of Type II Diabetes using a nutrition program he designed himself.