Hero - Ray Kurzweil
On Monday I had the opportunity to shoot another subject from my wishlist. So I took a zipcar out to the Wellesley, MA headquarters of Kurzweil Technologies.
For those of you unfamiliar with Ray, he's an inventor/futurist/author who's got 16 honorary PhD's and is a recipient of the National Medal of Technology, which is a really big deal. He pioneered text to speech in the 70's, designed synthesizers for Stevie Wonder in the 80's, takes 150 nutritional supplements a day so he can live long enough to live forever when The Singularity hits in about 30 years.
Very nice man, and I left with some signed copies of his books too. Double-win.