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Going to Space

Aren’t we spoiled that just 50 years after the Moon landing many of us pretend that space travel should be ubiquitous? The history of innovation is not linear. After an idea becomes applicable, and before it spreads reliably, and affordably to a large number of people, there can pass a lot of time. It took …

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Society Has The Most To Lose By Disrespecting Privacy

Today’s debate in society about the right balance between privacy and security is extremely misguided. The assumption is that society cannot afford privacy because it would jeopardize security, but it turns out that privacy is not only an advantage to the individual. It is an essential component of adaptable communities that need to recognize evolving …

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What Is The Shape Of The Societies Of The Future?

The nature of the societies that are going to emerge from a strong technological foundation of global communication and economic networks is going to be very different from the cities and nation states of today. We are accustomed to see centralized power, and delegation of decisionmaking, which will be complemented by decentralized organizations nimbly allocating resources to …

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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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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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A Network of Ideas Evolves Local Solutions into Global Ones

We built interconnected platforms that span the globe – of communications, trade, culture and language. Millions of people already use them to develop and test solutions to problems about which they are passionate. There are unbounded opportunities. Soon there will be billions empowered by these tools and emancipated to deploy them for the betterment of …

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Talking AI into the night

  At Singularity University (SU) the alumni reunions allow every year to catch up, not only with the projects that each of us is working on, but also through the faculty updates, the breathtaking speed with which the various fields are changing. The event, during the weekend right after the Graduate Studies Program’s (GSP) closing ceremony, …

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Genome Surgery: Extraordinary And Imminent

Biology is becoming digital at an accelerated pace. The latest techniques are making it possible to as easily manipulate our genes via CAG (Computer Aided Genetics) tools as designing a building with CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems. The more and more sophisticated approaches have recently been upgraded through CRISPR. A new word with which all …

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Are you ready for IPv6?

Are you ready for IPv6? Did you know you’d better soon be ready? Is your ISP, or even country ready, and do they know?! If you don’t even know what IPv6 is, you are not alone. There are billions of people who don’t know, and they shouldn’t, since this fundamental protocol, which is the latest …

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