Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 500,000 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 500,000 cutting edge ideas.
Ray Kurzweil Keynote Speaker

Ray Kurzweil

Professor, Author, Inventor
The Ray Kurzweil keynotes are insightful discussions that explore the rapid technology advancements that humans will soon face. Kurzweil believes that humans must be able to keep pace with these technologies, or fall victim to their inevitably limitless possibilities.

Kurzweil, who is often referred to as the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison," is one of the leading inventors in the world, developing the first print-to-speech reading machine for the visually impaired and CCD flat-bed scanner. Due to his extensive work inventing, Kurzweil has been honored with numerous awards including 'the $500,000 MIT-Lemelson Prize' and the 'National Medal of Technology' from President Bill Clinton.

With regards to his education, Kurzweil attended MIT and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Literature. Prior to this post-secondary accomplishment, Kurzweil showed his entrepreneurial genius when he started a college consulting company, which he sold at age 20 for $100,000. In conjunction with this degree, Kurzweil has received nineteen honorary Doctorates and awards from three Presidents of the United States.

As an inventor who has been described by the Wall Street Journal as "the restless genius" and by Forbes as "the ultimately thinker," Kurzweil's work has garnered much attention and positive reception. He wrote six publications -- four of which are national bestsellers -- including 'The Age of Spiritual Machines' and 'The Singularity in Near.' Recently, Kurzweil unveiled an institution, 'Singularity University,' devoted to creating space of inspiration, education and understanding of effects of advancing technologies.

With a clear perspective of the landscape of advancing technologies, the Ray Kurzweil keynotes talk of a future full of terrifying technological breakthroughs that may one day surpass human comprehension.