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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.


R3Arts: Night Waves - Ray Kurzweil 20 Feb 13

February 21st, 2013

Episode 287 of 1341 episodes

Ray Kurzweil, renowned American inventor, thinker and futurist, joins Rana Mitter to discuss questions of consciousness and humanity, and the possibilities of a world where humans and intelligent machines live side by side. Rana explores the idea of the ‘Anglosphere’, and whether there is a shared identity across the English-speaking world, with historians John Darwin and Tim Stanley and the writer Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. And playwright Anders Lustgarten discusses his new production for the Royal Court theatre.

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