Welcome to The Institute to Expedite the Singularity

  • The Singularity is Near
  • What if the Singularity were HERE?
  • Let's Expedite the Singularity  Together

Our Mission

The mission of the IES is to greatly benefit humanity by promoting and supporting any and all scientific endeavors that can help cause the coming technological Singularity, as described by Ray Kurzweil, to arrive much sooner than his predicted year of 2045. We intend to expedite the singularity. This means finding ways to foster rapid advancements specifically in areas of:

  • Genetics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence


Ray Lewis - Founder

Charlie Kam - Founder

A Chicago native, Charlie is a renowned singer/songwriter and entrepreneur as well as a member of the World Transhumanist Association, Immortalist Institute, World Future Society, Singularity Institute, and Alcor. He is best known for his musical parody of Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity, “I Am the Very Model of a Singularitarian” which has been a favorite among transhumanist and futurist community blogs. IEEE Explore magazine compared his song to Kurzweil’s definitive work, The Singularity is Near suggesting that you can just listen to his song if you don’t have time to read Kurzweil’s 600+ word tome.

Nancy Nicholas - Founder

Nancy Nicholas is a futurist and life-long Christian, with a Bachelors in Economics from UCLA, and her Juris Doctorate from the Ohio State University School of Law. “The Singularity will be a time when technology can do an immense amount of good for humanity, so let’s make it happen as soon as possible!”-Nancy Nicholas

Get Involved

We can't do this alone. We need your help. Currently we are seeking:

  • Advisory Board Members
  • Donors
  • Ideas