Ray Kurzweil (with a few of his collection of 400 cat figurines) circa 2003 by Michael Lutch (courtesy of Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.)

Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is an author, inventor, and futurist. He was responsible for many significant inventions in optical character recognition in the 1970s; collaborated with Stevie Wonder to create a electronic synthesizer; and has written several bestselling books including The Age of Spiritual Machines.

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