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

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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
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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.

The Singularitarian: Exponential Ad Astra!

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 11.23.2013 | Technology
Ayodele Faiyetole

I once argued, in an article published in South Africa back in 2005 and entitled, "ISU: Space Education For The Next Generation", that with the contin...

Billionaire's Failed Education Experiment Proves There's No Shortcut To Success

XPRIZE | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Frustrated that Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs "were not on foc...

Why Profits, Entrepreneurship, And Social Good Are Not Incompatible

XPRIZE | Posted 11.03.2013 | Technology
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By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Why should poor people receive the most obsolete technologies--w...

Young Entrepreneurs: Why I Find Hope Among Them

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Young entrepreneurs bring something very special to the innovation market. What do you think that is? Is it their naïveté, their enthusiasm or their boundless energy? It is all of these things and more.

Righting The Ship On Higher Education Costs

XPRIZE | Posted 10.27.2013 | Technology
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By Tom Katsouleas Tom Katsouleas is the Dean of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. He serves as Chair of the National Academy of Engineeri...

Old Guys Cool: Why Valley Founders Should Put Grandma In Their Focus Group

XPRIZE | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
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By Alex Salkever Alex Salkever is a technology executive, journalist and consultant based in San Francisco. Alex is co-authoring a book with Vivek W...

Hey FAA! Free The Drones

XPRIZE | Posted 10.13.2013 | Technology
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By Alex Salkever Alex Salkever is a technology executive, journalist and consultant based in San Francisco. Alex is co-authoring a book with Vivek W...

Huge Smartphone Sensors Set To Revolutionize Science

XPRIZE | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology
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By Alex Salkever Alex Salkever is a technology executive, journalist and consultant based in San Francisco. Alex is co-authoring a book with Vivek W...

The Village and the Box: Chapter 3

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed before...