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Singularity University Blog | Sam Zaid on the intelligent transportation grid

January 15, 2010

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eZifWpEZuA

Sam Zaid was a student at Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Prgram 2009 (GSP-09), representing a GSP Team Project focused on the future of personal transportation.

Gettaround, Inc. creates peer-to-peer car sharing today to contribute to a more intelligent transportation grid in the future, reducing health and environmental damages that exist today.

Gettaround: http://gettaround.com

Singularity University Blog | Sofya Yampolsky on the 3-D printing of houses

January 15, 2010

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=172Wne1t_2Q

Sofya Yampolsky was a student at Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Prgram 2009 (GSP-09), representing a GSP Team Project focused on bringing 3-D printing of homes to the developing world.

The ACASA team project examined how these exponentially growing technologies could be applied to the problem of sub-standard housing, concluding that advances in Rapid Additive Manufacturing (RAM) technologies could be used to construct customizable, affordable, and environmentally sustainable… read more

Singularity University Blog | Dr. Ralph Merkle introduces molecular nanotechnology

January 15, 2010

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdKyf8fsH6w

Dr. Ralph Merkle, a leading expert in nanotechnology, gives a non-technical introduction to nanotechnology and the future of manufacturing at the atomic level. From the 2009 Executive Program at Singularity University. Ralph is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing.

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

January 15, 2010

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bis0euOhy58

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 University Blog | Highlights from SU’s Summer 2009 program

January 15, 2010

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugLCy7rLXaQ

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.

http://singularityu.org/programs/graduate-studies-program/

Singularity University Blog | Exploring the brain-computer interface: Singularity U partners with X Prize Labs @ MIT

January 7, 2010
Brain-Computer Interface

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

Imagine a direct connection between the human brain and the world’s most powerful computers… What if you could type with your thoughts? Or help the blind to see? Or give an amputee control over his bionic arm? How can the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) positively affect humanity’s grandest challenges?

Singularity University partnered with X Prize Lab @ MIT for the 2-day “Brain-Computer Interfaces: Igniting a Revolution”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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IObnMYG5sD0

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

Singularity University Blog | Andrew Hessel on the future of synthetic biology

December 1, 2009

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HeQlrtUOu4

Singularity University Executive Director Salim Ismail talks with Andrew Hessel after his lecture at the inaugural Executive Program. ‘Synthetic biology will rival the IT industry in the next ten years’.

Singularity University Blog | Dan Barry on the future of robotics

December 1, 2009

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkkuVBPCsFE

Singularity University Executive Director Salim Ismail interviews Dan Barry, former NASA astronaut and robotics entrepreneur, about the future of robotics and what we can expect over the next ten years.

Singularity University Blog | Daniel Kraft on the future of medicine

December 1, 2009

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdzlkzTzYLk

Daniel Kraft discusses the future of medicine with Salim Ismail, Executive Director of Singularity University, after his lecture at the inaugural Executive Program.

Singularity University Blog | Ralph Merkle on the future of nanotechnology

December 1, 2009

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2KpYRCUjmQ

Nanotechnology pioneer Ralph Merkle discusses the future of the field with Salim Ismail, Executive Director of Singularity University. Filmed following Dr. Merkle’s talks at Singularity University’s inaugural Executive Program.

Singularity University Blog | BusinessWeek: “Singularity University gives execs a view of the future”

November 24, 2009
Business Week

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 24, 2009 | Singularity University staff

by E. B. Boyd

In his various roles as a computer programmer, an emergency-medicine physician, and the director of Microsoft Medical Media Lab, Michael Gillam stays well ahead of the advances that are transforming health care. Yet even he can be caught unawares by the pace of technological change.

Gillam was reminded of this recently during a nine-day boot camp aimed at instructing professionals on

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Singularity University Blog | TechCrunch: “Singularity University executive program: Ray Kurzweil’s Opening Address”

November 14, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 14, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Via Jason Kinkaid of TechCrunch. For the whole article, see http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/13/singularity-university-executive-program-ray-kurzweils-opening-address/

“Over the last week Singularity University, an educational institution based at NASA Ames that draws some world’s top technologists and futurists, has been holding an Executive Program with the goal of preparing executives for the "imminent disruption and opportunities resulting from exponentially accelerating technologies". The roster of instructors is impressive, with a number of top

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Singularity University Blog | Andrew Hessel: Intro to Synthetic Biology

November 11, 2009

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niQ0kkgPxJk

Andrew Hessel, pioneer in synthetic biology, discusses the similarities between computing and biology during a talk at Singularity University.

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 http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-10394876-52.html.

"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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