A trailer has just been released for the upcoming documentary, The Singularity is Near. Based on the best-selling 2005 book of the same name, it stars world-renowned futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil.
As in the book version, Kurzweil will attempt to provide a glimpse of what awaits us in the near future. He proposes a coming technological singularity - a point where humans will begin to merge their bodies and minds with technology. He describes the singularity as resulting from a combination of three important new technologies of the 21st century: genetics, nanotechnology and robotics (including artificial intelligence).