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Singularity University Blog | Singularity University General Studies Program 2010: opening highlights

June 25, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Blog — June 25, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Thank you to all the 300+ people that were able to attend our Graduate Studies Program 2010 Opening Ceremonies and party on Monday night!
This was a great kick-off event and our 80 amazing students from all over the world thoroughly enjoyed meeting guests and hearing from keynote speakers Larry Brilliant, Larry Page, Dan Barry, Peter [...]… read more

Singularity University Blog | Rod Furlan 07/21 – Rod’s timeline

July 28, 2009
Rod Furlan

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 28, 2009 | Singularity University staff

GSP-09: Student’s Perspective, By Rod Furlan
(SU’s 2009 Graduate Studies Program)

Follow Rod on twitter at rfurlan

7:18:51 AM

Today I will be covering a day in the life of a Singularity University student #singularityu

7:20:34 AM

Just got up, getting ready for class. We were asked to show up earlier today to discuss our Phase #1 assigment. #singularityu

8:07:02 AM

Walking to breakfast, I AM’ running late!

8:09:55 AM

Cafeteria with Hangar One in the background

8:14:38 AM

Breakfast not at the usual place today. That is what I get for not checking the online calendar for updates lol

Singularity University Blog | Highlights from SU’s Summer 2009 program

January 15, 2010

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

The 2009 Graduate Studies Program was the inaugural 9-week summer program at Singularity University. Here is a brief overview of some of the robotics and space tracks within SU, including the Vertical Motion Simulator at NASA Ames, advanced robotics at Willow Garage, and a Zero-G flight simulation. Music courtesy of Philip Sheppard.

A personal message from Peter Diamandis | Official launch of the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize

January 11, 2012

Tricorder concept (credit: Qualcomm)

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!


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Singularity University Blog | NASA Ames director, Dr. S. Pete Worden

January 26, 2009

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

Singularity University Blog | Vint Cerf – The internet today

October 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Oct 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

During a July 2009 lecture at Singularity University, Vint Cerf (‘the father of the internet’ and Google Chief Internet Evangelist) gives a comprehensive overview of the state of the internet today, and what issues are arising as it continues to evolve. Includes discussions about IPv6, the need for cloud computing standards, the growing Asian prominence online, and the interplanetary internet.

Singularity University Blog | Philip Rosedale – Virtual worlds and second life

February 2, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 2, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Philip Rosedale, founder of Second Life, discusses the future of virtual worlds. Filmed at Singularity University’s Graduate Student Program 2009, NASA Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley.

Reason | Singularity University’s Salim Ismail on the age of technological disruption

May 9, 2013

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Source: Reason — May 9, 2013 | Tracy Oppenheimer

“All of the structures that we use to run the world today — our civics, our politics, our legal systems, healthcare, education — are all structured for a world 100 or 200 years ago, not for the world of today. So we think we’re in for a lot of disruption,” says Salim Ismail, founding director of Singularity University.

ReasonTV’s Tracy Oppenheimer caught up with Salim at… read more

Singularity University Blog | CNET: “Singularity University seasons executives for the future”

November 11, 2009
Peter Diamandis leads a session for Singularity University

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 11, 2009 | Singularity University staff

CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman spent a day with SU’s Executive Program. Full coverage of his experience is at

"MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–While I’m sure that many of the people in the room were familiar with prediction markets, I wonder how many of them had ever seen an active one up close and personal before.

"Providing that sense of deep immersion, of course, was exactly the

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Singularity University Video | John Mauldin: the end game

April 14, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Video — Apr 14, 2010 | Singularity University staff

John Mauldin, best-selling financial author, discusses his view of the debt cycle, and the coming de-leveraging recession. Filmed during the Executive Program March 2010 at Singularity University, NASA Ames, Silicon Valley.

Singularity University Blog | Singularity University welcomes 2010 Graduate Studies Program participants

June 15, 2010

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

Class size doubled to accommodate growing interest in addressing “Humanity’s Grand Challenges” through scientific and technological collaboration | Singularity University (SU) — the academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — today announced the second year of its Graduate Studies Program (GSP), and a doubled class size to accommodate 80 of the top students from 35 nations around the globe.… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU names GSP-09 students

July 30, 2009

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

  • Singularity University (SU) is announcing the 40 students participating in the inaugural Graduate Studies Program (GSP)
  • Students will use multiple social media channels to share insights and experiences throughout the GSP
  • Home towns, background, and education for each student are included in individual SU profile URLs
  • Twenty-five students received full or partial scholarships from Singularity University, and Singularity University Corporate Founding Sponsors, Google and ePlanet Ventures
  • GSP kicked off at NASA Ames, Moffett Field on June 29, 2009 and concludes August 28, 2009


Singularity University — the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — today named the 40 students participating in the inaugural Graduate Studies Program (GSP). Hailing from 13 countries, and from a cross-range of academic and business backgrounds, the students of Singularity University truly represent the next generation of leaders and innovators to address the major issues facing our world. And, throughout the summer program, students will share insights and daily experiences using social media channels, such as WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Picasa.

The summer class is composed of 26 men and 14 women, ranging in age from 22 to 47 years old. The 13 nations represented are: USA, Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, India, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, Czech Republic, and Russia.

Singularity University is modeled after the successful International Space University, founded at MIT in 1987, which has become one of the leading interdisciplinary, international and intercultural institutions for the study of space. The GSP is a nine-week graduate-level interdisciplinary curriculum designed to facilitate understanding, collaboration, and innovation across a broad range of carefully chosen scientific and technological disciplines whose developments are exponentially accelerating. SU summer program classes began June 29, 2009, based at NASA Ames Research Park on Moffett Field.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Dr. Ray Kurzweil keynotes the executive program

January 15, 2010

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

Dr. Ray Kurzweil is the Chancellor of Singularity University and is a technology entrepreneur, inventor, futurist, and author (including 2005′s “The Singularity is Near”). Here, Ray delivers the opening speech at the 2009 Executive Program at Singularity University.

Singularity Hub | Senstore wants to make a tricorder that monitors the entire body

January 12, 2012

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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

Singularity University Blog | Singularity University officially launches at NASA ames

February 2, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 2, 2009 | Singularity University staff

A shockwave passed through the singularity community today with the public launch of Singularity University at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley. Singularity University aims to assemble a world class community of thought leaders, academics, and entreprenuers across the many fields of exponentially advancing technologies (nanotechnology, genetics, medicine, artificial intelligence, etc.) in order to address humanity’s grand challenges.

With significant backing from Google and NASA, and… read more

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