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Singularities

The names and labels that we give to things, allow us to concentrate our attention on their nature, guided by the intuition and the associations that the name elicits, as every name represents an analogy, or a metaphor to another object or a concept. In reality, it is an interesting chain of cultural heritage. And …

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Jolting Technologies

There is a paradigm shift moving from accelerating technological change to jolting technological change. What is a jolt? The jolt is the measure of the rate of change of acceleration. Imagine a rocket. The engines are at full power, and the rocket brings on board both its propellant and its oxidant. As they chemically combine …

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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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“Robots will colonize space, without human beings”

Robots will colonize space, without human beings There’ll be a new civilization, the sum of human intelligence and artificial intelligence, where artificial intelligence will be able to analyze a problem, identify the resources needed to deal with it, plan a strategy, adapt and improve itself to resolve the problem.” It will do this not only …

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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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“We’ll Live Forever and We’ll Become Cyborgs”

I’ve been interviewed in Panorama, an Italian weekly magazine. (Thanks to Dotwords for the English translation, which I slightly edited.) We’ll Live Forever and we’ll Become Cyborgs Super-smart droids will work instead of us. Whereas we will be data sets with the ability to reincarnate at will. The future according to Singularity University’s David Orban. …

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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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Benefiting from Exponentials Globally

Singularity University is expanding through the SingularityU Global program. The launch of SingularityU Milan, the first Italian chapter, is part of this program. It allows orders of magnitude more people to directly participate in its events and leverage the power of exponential technologies. When Singularity University launched in 2009, one of the first things that …

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