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How Artificial Intelligence Is Primed To Beat You At Where's Waldo

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

By their second birthday, children are learning the names of things. What’s this? Cat. And this? Whale. Very good. What’s this color? Red! That’...

Technology Gives Us The Power To Rewrite Nature

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

One of my old professors used to say calculus is the language of the universe. Now, every so often, I'll watch trees in the wind, cars on the road, or...

Why The End Of Meaningless Jobs Is A Win For Us All

Singularity University | S. Vollie Osborn | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

Many experts studying the topic of automation believe that the current rate of advancement is leading us into a future with fewer and fewer available ...

Cities Need To Get Smarter -- And India's On It

Singularity University | Anitha Vadavatha And Anish Mohammed | Posted 03.23.2015 | World

The world is urbanizing -- and fast. Why are cities so popular? They’re where the opportunities are. In 2014, the world’s 300 largest cities ac...

Exponential Leadership and Innovation

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Robert F. Brands

In late January, Big Think and Singularity University surveyed 1,283 US based executives about practices related to disruptive innovation. The study is incredibly insightful and reflective, and is a must read for executives.

Google's New Headquarters Will Look Like This

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 03.16.2015 | World

We see a lot futuristic concept sketches from architects. Spiraling Japanese ocean cities; skylines like dinosaur eggs on golf tees; or a Paris of 205...

You Can Manufacture What You Desire

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

Peter Diamandis recently spoke with The WorldPost about his new book, “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.” He is also founde...

'It's Like A Robot Sculpting Metal Pottery'

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

Why does 3D printing get all the love? Probably because it evokes visions of Star Trek’s famous replicator. Back here in the humble 21st century, ho...

World's Data Could Fit On A Teaspoon-Sized DNA Hard Drive And Survive Thousands Of Years

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 02.23.2015 | World

The blueprint of every living thing on the planet is encoded in DNA. We know the stuff can hold a lot of information. But how much is a lot? We could ...

The Future Of Crime: Smartphone Tracking, Neurohacking And AI Assisted Murder

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

The world Marc Goodman outlines in exhaustive detail in his forthcoming book, Future Crimes, is as real, gritty, and frightening as life outside the M...

How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

Singularity University | Steven Kotler and Ken Goffman | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

This article was co-written with Ken Goffman. One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predict...

If You Upload Your Mind To A Computer, Are You Still You?

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

One of the most mind-bending far future predictions you'll hear from some futurists is this: Eventually, the technology will exist to copy your brain ...

The 8 Most Game-Changing Innovations Of 2014

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

As the year draws to a close, it’s worth glancing over our shoulder. What technologies and themes were brightest in 2014? Read on. (And keep in ...

Will Google Pluto Berlitz?

Steve Leveen | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology
Steve Leveen

I find myself on a quest to learn how bilingualism might become the norm in America rather than the exception. That is, how most Americans might speak English plus another language of their choice. It seems clear that technology will play a role in accomplishing that transformation.

Should a Transhumanist Run for US President?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

I'm in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I'll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.

Will Brain Wave Technology Eliminate the Need for a Second Language?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Zoltan Istvan

Earlier this year, the first mind-to-mind communication took place. Hooked up to brain wave headsets, a researcher in India projected a thought to a colleague in France, and they understood each other. Telepathy went from the pages of science fiction to reality.

A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.

Persistent Modern Sacrifice

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

In this troubling and complex world it still feels good to have simple answers, to place all the blame on particular individuals whom we have learned to despise and fear. When ancient societies felt pressures similar to this they commonly engaged in the practice of human sacrifice.

Want innovation? This is the answer

XPRIZE | Posted 08.09.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. In the 1920s, New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig offered a $25,...

The Power to Change the World

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I just left a manicure salon owned and operated by a team of Vietnamese women. About 35 work there at any one time and I watched them interacting thr...

For-Profit University's Super PACs Could Tap Into Tech Industry Wealth

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity A for-profit university bankrolled by prominent tech firms and co-founded by futurist Ray Kurz...

The Inspiration and Sometimes Frightening Power of Innovation

Narinder Singh | Posted 05.31.2014 | Technology
Narinder Singh

I vividly remember my fifth grade trip to COSI (Center of Science and Industry in Columbus Ohio) as opening my eyes to the power of science and technology. After that weekend the world looked different to me and it created a curiosity that I'd never lose.

Makers Are Radically Changing the World...Already

XPRIZE | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Singularity University adjunct faculty Mark Hatch, who is CEO and Co-Founder of TechShop and author of the Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Inn...

Fun With Genetic Engineering: Why Letting Students Tinker With Microorganisms Is Good For Education And Society

XPRIZE | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Charles Gersbach, Assistant Professor, and Tom Katsouleas, Dean, Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering Elaborate competitions to build ...

Funding Women Entrepreneurs, Is Crowdfunding the Future?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 02.26.2014 | Women
Kay Koplovitz

Crowdfunding is a hot topic these days, as the JOBS Act Title II provisions opened the market to accredited investors and allowed companies and funds ...