Our Lady Peace performing in 2009
Select The Age of Spiritual Machines excerpts voiced by author Ray Kurzweil were incorporated into the album.
Raine Maida co-founded the band with Mike Turner in 1992
Ray Kurzweil in 2006
Guitarist Mike Turner posing with Spiritual Machines artwork.
Jeremy Taggart joined the band as drummer in April 1993
Time periods between key events in human history shrink exponentially in a chart by Kurzweil depicting his law of accelerating returns.
Maida, Turner and Coutts during the original Spiritual Machines tour.
The exact circumstances surrounding former lead guitarist Mike Turner's 2001 departure are disputed
A simple artificial neural network.
Kurzweil shows that computer power is growing exponentially.
Molecular-sized gears are an example of nanotechnology.
Luddites smashing loom; Kurzweil predicts there will be a similar reaction to intelligent machines.
Kurzweil says a universe infused with intelligence may be able to decide its own fate, perhaps avoiding the "big crunch" depicted here.
John Searle believes computers cannot be conscious; he says they can only manipulate meaningless symbols.

Spiritual Machines is the fourth studio album by the Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace, released by Columbia Records in December 2000.

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Although not initially intended, the project evolved into a conceptual interpretation of futurist and inventor Raymond Kurzweil's 1999 book The Age of Spiritual Machines.

- Spiritual Machines

In 2000, the band recorded and released Spiritual Machines, a concept album inspired by Ray Kurzweil's book The Age of Spiritual Machines.

- Our Lady Peace

The Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace based their 2000 concept album Spiritual Machines on The Age of Spiritual Machines. They recruited Kurzweil to voice several tracks, on which he read select passages from the book.

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Spiritual Machines 2 is the tenth studio album from Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace, a sequel to their 2000 art rock concept album Spiritual Machines.

The album, along with its thematic predecessor, is influenced by the 1999 Ray Kurzweil book The Age of Spiritual Machines.