January 12, 2012
Source: Good — December 27, 2011
Getaround, a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer startup, may have a more sustainable vision of the future of car-sharing.
Instead of owning, maintaining, and operating its own fleet of cars (which is how Zipcar works), Getaround owns no vehicles, which may help it avoid problems like those that plague Zipcar. [...]
January 12, 2012
Source: Good — December 6, 2011
Singularity University startup Getaround was featured in Good magazine’s roundup “The GOOD 100,” in an interactive infographic exploring the question “What does tomorrow look like?” See the infographic here. From their magazine issue: “The Next Big Thing.”
Source: Singularity Hub — January 12, 2012 | Peter Murray
What a great place that Singularity University is. Smart, motivated people coming together to make the world a better place through technology. This past summer a group of talented students put their heads together to tackle the Global Health grand challenge. What they came up with was a hardware platform built into a t-shirt for which developers might design sensory applications.
Out of that one… read more
A personal message from Peter Diamandis | Official launch of the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize
January 11, 2012
Dear SU and KurzweilAI family and friends:
I’m very pleased to announce the launch of the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize. I had a chance to announce live on stage this morning at CES, during the opening keynote. Details below. I hope we’ll have a number of SU teams and Kurzweil readers enter to compete!
The X Prize… read more
Source: Forbes — October 12, 2011 | Ted Greenwald
Ray Kurzweil, radical futurist and prophet of innovation, holds up a smartphone. “This device is a billion times more valuable per constant dollar than the computer I used as a student at MIT in the late ’60s,” he says. “In 25 years, it will be the size of a blood cell. And it will be a billion times more powerful.”
The famously far-thinking inventor and author — critics would… read more
November 10, 2010
Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 10, 2010 | Singularity University staff
Support Focused on New Approaches to Technological Innovation, Sustainable Development
Nokia has joined Singularity Univeristy as a Corporate Founder. The collaboration will leverage Nokia’s commitment to global communications innovation and sustainability by supporting Singularity University’s programs, and Ten to the Ninth Plus (10^9+) Team Projects focused on solving key global issues. Nokia joins Google, Autodesk, ePlanet Ventures, and the Kauffman… read more
November 8, 2010
Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 8, 2010 | Singularity University staff
Bringing together a diverse group of innovators and entrepreneurs, from different backgrounds and industries, is key to Singularity University’s vision for changing the world. To that end, SU recently hosted Women @ the Frontier, the first in a series of forums featuring top women entrepreneurs, humanitarians, innovators, scientists and techies creating positive change around the globe.
Source: Singularity University Blog — Oct 29, 2010 | Singularity University staff
Last Friday, we graduated our latest Executive Program class with inspiring talks from students and faculty, handshakes and hugs with new friends, and a review of the incredible nine days the class spent on the leading edge of exponential technologies.
We strive to bring together a diverse mix of backgrounds and industries for each Executive Program, for an enriching experience, and EPF10 did not disappoint. The 41… read more
October 22, 2010
Source: Singularity University Blog — Oct 22, 2010 | Singularity University staff
Earlier today we wrapped the October Executive Program with a diverse group of participants from 15 nations. Inspiring discussions, new connections, and engaging speakers amid the backdrop of NASA Ames — the program was a great experience for all!
So, in true Singularity University fashion, we are looking to the future and to our first 4-day Executive Program scheduled for December 9-12.
The 4-day program will… read more