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Technology generates the society of the future

In an interview with Bruno Ruffilli for TuttoScienze of La Stampa, we talked about how technological progress can generate new degrees of freedom. “Technology, a misunderstood friend” Orban: it’s generating the society of the future by Bruno Ruffilli David Orban, 53, Hungarian, is a teacher at the Singularity University, which assists companies in the path …

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Have you ever inspired the greatest villain in history? I did, apparently

In 2010 when I organized the H+ Summit conference at Harvard University, together with my friend Alex Lightman, I would not have imagined that it would be a key event in the history of Inferno. Instead it seems that, according to the protagonists of the book, the villain of the story got his ideas at the conference. On Saturday, …

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Exponential Impact at the Singularity University Global Summit

At Singularity University we address the world’s greatest challenges, through the application of exponential technologies, spreading knowledge through conferences, educating through our courses, and creating, accelerating and funding startups. Accelerating technology implemented through an increasing understanding of the world is at the basis of our effort to address the greatest challenges humanity faces. In a …

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Exponential Governance – Network Society Research becomes a Singularity University Company

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 …

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Technology Gives Form to our Moral Ambitions

In the thousands of years that we have built human societies we haven’t become better people. But still, there have been common decisions that we can doubtlessly call morally superior: outlawing slavery, child labor, and many others. The difference is represented by technology, whose development gives rise to new levels of understanding what is possible. …

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Lindbergh’s Lesson: Contests and Competition Supercharge Innovation

When Lindbergh made his successful transatlantic flight, it was to win a contest that catalyzed competition and innovation in the field of aviation. Inspired by the lesson of the Orteig Prize, the various Global Impact Competition contests around the world award a scholarship for Singularity University’s Global Solution Program for innovators that want to positively …

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I Believe in Heterodoxy

A naturalistic outlook offers the thrill of an unending exploration. The tools of science and reason have evolved to explore and understand the world and ourselves. We don’t know everything, but we are learning every day. I believe in this quest. I also believe that it is useful to test audacious hypotheses and that the …

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