Ray Kurzweil Accomplishments

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Who ever thought that a man who came from humble beginnings could end up one of the most important people in the field of technology? Well, in fact, it has been done. A man by the name of Ray Kurzweil has rose up through the ranks and has become of the most influential and important people in the field of technology. Ray started out as any normal child did, and now sits at a staggering 27 million dollars net worth in U.S. currency. He has wrote accurate predictions about future technology, created inventions that are major breakthroughs in the medical field, and so much more. These are just a few of why he has become a major influence and role model not to just myself, but millions of people around the world.
Kurzweil’s parents were of Jewish background, and happened to live in Austria right before WWII erupted. Hitler, at the time, began to gather the Jews up and send them to various camps. The Kurzweils fled to New York before they were captured, and sent to a camp. Living in America, they had no worries of the Nazi’s, and eventually had a child. They named …show more content…

He finished his high school years, and decided to continue pursuing his interest in computers. He was admitted into Massachusetts Institute of Technology after graduating high school. When he got to his sophomore year, he created a program that would help match high school graduates to colleges. This program presented potential applicants with a 300 question survey, and matched their answers with details from every college that was compiled on a data base. This data base eventually became a company owned by Ray, and when he turned 20, he sold the company to Harcourt, Brace and World educational establishers for a six figure digit. Kurzweil graduated after that with two degrees from Massachusetts in computer science, and also in

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