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Singularity University Blog | SU launches (press release)

June 25, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jun 25, 2009 | Singularity University staff



40 Students Chosen from More than 1,200 Candidates to Kick Off Graduate Summer Program

Students Focused on Addressing “Humanity’s Grand Challenges” through Scientific and Technological Collaboration and Innovation

Leading Venture Capital Firm Joins University as Corporate Founder, Key Financial Donor

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – June 25, 2009 – Singularity University (SU) — the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — today announced the selection of 40 students to represent the inaugural class for the Graduate Summer Program (GSP). Singularity University narrowed the final 40 students from a pool of more than 1,200 candidate applications around the globe. The summer program begins on June 29, 2009, based at its campus on the NASA Ames Research Park.

SU also announced that leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, ePlanet Ventures, joins SU as the newest Corporate Founder to support the institution.

Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University, day two: Ralph Merkle on Hyperdrive”

November 9, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 9, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Wired Senior Editor Ted Greenwald is embedded with Singularity University’s inaugural 10-day Executive Program. Follow his coverage of the entire program at Ted is also Tweeting using #singularityu.

See Ted’s full post at

The first part of Ralph Merkle’s talk was a 40,000-foot flyover. The second part shifted into hyperdrive. Feels like a college term packed into 90 minutes or

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CNET | Internet’s future on display at Singularity University

March 4, 2010

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Source: CNET — March 4, 2010 | Daniel Terdiman

CNET correspondent Daniel Terdiman shadowed Executive Program participant Rob Nail during one of his first days at Singularity University’s Winter 2010 Executive Program.

The Internet of the future is an intelligent network capable of proactively acting on our needs, following us wherever we go, helping provide us with focused health care, and possibly ushering in a new energy paradigm.

This is the vision that James Canton, CEO… read more

Singularity University | 2014 Impact Report: achieving impact together

June 17, 2014

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Singularity Unviversity | Impact Report 2014

Singularity University | Impact Report 2014

Singularity University | Benefit Report 2014


The New York Times | Merely human? That’s so yesterday

June 11, 2010

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Source: The New York Times — June 11, 2010 | Ashlee Vance

On a Tuesday evening this spring, Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, became part man and part machine. About 40 people, all gathered here at a NASA campus for a nine-day, $15,000 course at Singularity University, saw it happen.

While the flesh-and-blood version of Mr. Brin sat miles away at a computer capable of remotely steering a robot, the gizmo rolling around… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU presents David Orban and “The Internet of Things”

July 27, 2009
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 27, 2009 | Singularity University staff

The Internet of Things, and Spime Design Workshop

What happens when we move from billions of mobile phones around us, to networks made of ten, one hundred or one thousand times more nodes? What are going to be the necessary features of these networks, which will constitute the Internet of Things? How can we think about, and must start planning for the nature of this new fundamental entity quickly… read more

Singularity University Blog | Jonathan Zittrain – Civic technologies and the future of the internet

December 1, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Dec 1, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Harvard law professor and author Jonathan Zittrain discusses the unusual and distinctive technologies whose power increases in proportion to the people participating in them, contrasted with other technologies that leverage what the few can impose on the many — whether a PC virus maker who crashes millions of machines or a law enforcement officer who can use new consumer platforms to spy far easier than before. Filmed at… read more

A letter from Ray Kurzweil | Supporting an endeavor that will benefit over one billion people within 10 years

June 5, 2011

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Dear friends,

I’d like to request your support for an endeavor that will benefit the lives of over one billion people within 10 years. 

As you may know, I’m the co-founder and chancellor of Singularity University (SU), now in its third successful year. Each year, SU assembles an international class of the brightest graduate students — top achievers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds — to participate in our unique Singularity… read more

Singularity University Blog | Singularity University founding meeting (Sept 2008)

September 20, 2008

Source: Singularity University Blog — Sep. 20, 2008 | Singularity University staff

Singularity University Founding Meeting, Sept 20th 2008 at NASA Ames Research Center. List of founding advisory group.

Singularity University Blog | Press release: Singularity University projects to address “Humanity’s Grand Challenges”

August 26, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 26, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Graduate Studies Student Teams Address Global Problems through Scientific, Technological Collaboration and Innovation

Inaugural Graduate Studies Program Concludes with Team Presentations to the Singularity University Community, Closing Ceremonies at Moffett Field

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – August 26, 2009 – Following an intensive nine-week graduate-level interdisciplinary program, Singularity University (SU) today announced that University’s Graduate Studies Program (GSP) student team projects will be unveiled at the August 27 presentation to SU faculty and staff and leaders from the Silicon Valley community in an open academic exercise.

Singularity University Blog | Brad Templeton on internet in-security

January 15, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 15, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Brad Templeton, Chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), describes the future of online security, privacy and society. This lecture is from Singularity University’s Graduate Summer Program 2009. Brad is also the author of the influential “10 Big Myths of Copyright Explained”.

10 Myths:

Singularity University | FutureMed 2013

Dates: February 4 – 9, 2013
Location: Santa Clara, California


FutureMed at Singularity University is a one-of-a-kind program that focuses on disruptive, game-changing exponential technologies that will revolutionize the practice of medicine and radically transform healthcare and the biomedical industry in the decade ahead.

The next FutureMed is scheduled for February 4-9th, 2013. It is widely acclaimed as the premiere interactive program for physicians, healthcare executives, innovators and investors who want to dive into the… read more

Singularity University Blog | Highlights from day one at Singularity University

June 30, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jun 30, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Yesterday was the first day of the Singularity University summer session. I was at the NASA Ames campus throughout the day to witness and record the event on video for the Hub (see highlight video footage at the end of this post). The energy at the University is absolutely thrilling. Its hard even to convey in words. Tons of smart, motivated people are gathered to discuss, debate, and learn about… read more

Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University: A day in the Life”

November 10, 2009
Singularity University participants engage in a discussion with Peter Diamandis

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 10, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Wired Senior Editor Ted Greenwald is embedded with Singularity University’s inaugural 10-day Executive Program. Follow his coverage of the entire program at Ted is also Tweeting using #singularityu.

See Ted’s full post at

The Singularity University routine is nonstop. Breakfast at 7:30 am — good, wholesome food, regrettably low on sugary and fatty goodness — followed by a

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Singularity University Blog | Applications closed for SU’s graduate studies program 2010

March 7, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Blog — Mar 7, 2010 | Singularity University staff

The application period for Singularity University’s 2010 Graduate Studies Program for this coming summer has passed, ending March 15. Many thanks to all those who applied. From this point forward, applications will only be considered on an exceptional basis and will require a referral.

An early round of applications has already been evaluated, and an initial selection of acceptances have been made. Over the next two weeks, our faculty… read more

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