Applying exponential technologies to the Global Grand Challenge of Governance, Network Society Research becomes a Singularity University Company.
How can we adapt to the rapidly changing technological landscape? Not only as an individual, or an enterprise, but our society as a whole? How can we make sure that while we protect ourselves from downsides, we also reap the broad cumulative benefits of the rapid adoption of advanced technologies? In this volatile context, what can legislators, regulators and policymakers do to bring their practices in line with the growing expectations of their constituents?
Network Society Research (NSR) was founded to analyze the interconnected waves of exponential technologies that are impacting society, bringing about profound changes and ushering in a new era of decentralization. NSR is creating a vision and analytical tools to enable individuals, enterprises and society at large to deal positively with this unstoppable worldwide change in the organization of our socio-economic activities.
Using the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies, NSR aims to empower communities to measure their Network Society Readiness index and act to adopt best practices to positively implement exponential technologies.
Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation that provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies, and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people.
SU is comprised of educators who draw on its Silicon Valley location to offer advanced programs. It achieves global impact by encouraging local technology innovation with its global impact competitions.
SU is an intentional agent of change. Since its inception in 2008, SU has empowered individuals from more than 85 countries to apply exponential technologies such as biotechnology, artificial intelligence and neuroscience to address humanity’s Global Grand Challenges: education, energy, environment, food, health, poverty, security, space, water, disasters, and governance.
In the Global Grand Challenge of Governance, it seeks equitable participation of all people in societal governance in accordance with principles of justice and individual rights, free from discrimination and identity-based prejudices. With this foundation, humanity will be able to meet the needs of an exponentially changing world.
NSR sought a formal relationship with SU due to its grand vision, ambitious goals and an early track record of impressive accomplishments on the path to realizing these. The organizations and individuals involved in SU are world-class cutting-edge thinkers and doers. Collaborating with such a high-quality community will provide many benefits to NSR.
As a Singularity University Company, Network Society Research’s goal is to be a sustainable organization with major impact, spreading the positive effects of exponential technologies and decentralized networks.
Originally published on the Network Society Research blog.