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What Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Do At Night. Who Would Have Thought?

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 08.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

I just attended a night-long conversation with Salim Ismail, the former VP of Yahoo! and currently Global Ambassador for Singularity University. Salim...

Dear Ray Kurzweil

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Kevin F. Adler

You connected Singularity University to my work with one simple insight: stories were the first invention. Life is pretty short in prehistoric times if the story of the lion behind the rock is not effectively communicated.

The Singularity (University) Is Here

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Kevin F. Adler

When I first heard about Singularity University's Graduate Studies Program, I formed two theories about the near-future.

WATCH: What Sins Of The Future Are You Committing Right Now?

Singularity University | David J. Hill | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

Odds are you're a decent, upstanding person. You abide by the laws, pay taxes, and don't rock the boat. You value security but not at the expense of p...

Sharad in Dialogue With Neil Jacobstein from Singularity University (Video)

Sharad Khare | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Sharad Khare

Neil Jacobstein is an impressive person that left me feeling smarter than I was before I met him. At least that is the story I am sticking to. Here is a glimpse of our very engaging dialogue.

The End of Big Banks Is Nigh

Diane M. Francis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Diane M. Francis

The bank of the future will be in our pockets or on our wrists, not on street corners or housed in high-rise towers.

From Scarcity to Abundance and the Big Opportunities for Businesses

Cultural Acupuncture | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Cultural Acupuncture

Big businesses and the private sector are undergoing a major overhaul as we all need to consider the impacts of our current rates of consumption, manufacturing processes, and sourcing of raw materials to sustain our future existence.

'In The Next 10 Years, Half Of All The Financial Advisors In The U.S. Will Be Gone'

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

Ric Edelman is one the top financial advisors in the U.S.. His firm, Edelman Financial Services, has 41 offices across the country. And he thinks, all...

Why 3-D Printing A Jet Engine Or Car Is Just The Beginning

Singularity University | Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

The 3D printing (digital manufacturing) market has had a lot of hype over the past few years. Most recently, it seems this technology arena has ent...

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.