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'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
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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
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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
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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 ...

Anyone Anywhere Can Build the Next Google -- There Are No Barriers

XPRIZE | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. A common excuse that entrepreneurs make for not being able to in...

I'm an Atheist, Therefore I'm a Transhumanist

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Zoltan Istvan

Sometime in the next decade, the number of worldwide godless people -- atheists, agnostics, and those unaffiliated with religion -- is likely to break through the billion-person mark.

Hungry for Innovation: Budapest is a New Terminal for Startups

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology
Tom J. Hidvegi

It has not only made it to the list of top weekend getaways, but due to consistent hard work and passion, it has slowly become one of the sweet spots for startups.

Celebrate Women's Impact on the Economy and Social Good This Week in Silicon Valley

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 02.03.2014 | Women
Kay Koplovitz

This is a great week to be in San Francisco and Silicon Valley to celebrate the impressive impact women are having on technology, the economy and the ...

The Scary And Amazing Future Of Work

XPRIZE | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Cubicles with low walls, open collaboration areas, desks and com...

Should Graduates Sell Their Souls To Goldman Or Save The World At Google?

XPRIZE | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
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By Vivek Wadhwa and Robert J. Shiller Vivek Wadhwa is the Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Robert J. Shiller is a S...

Exponential Health Technology Bringing Personal "Check Engine Lights"

XPRIZE | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

It sometimes seems that the world is speeding up, and it's often hard to remember how quickly things are changing in our everyday lives.