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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 http://www.wired.com/epicenter/singularity-university/. Ted is also Tweeting using #singularityu.

See Ted’s full post at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/11/singularity-university-merkle-on-hyperdrive/.

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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Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University, day two: Rearranging atoms with Ralph Merkle”

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 http://www.wired.com/epicenter/singularity-university/. Ted is also Tweeting using #singularityu.

See Ted’s full post at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/11/singularity-university-rearranging-atoms-with-ralph-merkle/.

“If you rearrange the atoms in coal, you get diamond. If you rearrange the atoms in sand, you get silicon. How atoms are arranged is fundamental to

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Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University, day two: Peter Diamandis Thinks Big”

November 9, 2009
Peter Diamandis on a zero gravity flight

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 http://www.wired.com/epicenter/singularity-university/. Ted is also Tweeting using #singularityu.

See Ted’s full post at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/11/singularity-university-peter-diamandis-thinks-big/.

After dinner on day two of Singularity University, Peter Diamandis gives a fantastic presentation about the X-Prize and what it means. This is a guy

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Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University, day two: Biotech & bioinformatics, with Andrew Hessel”

November 9, 2009
Andrew Hessel

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 http://www.wired.com/epicenter/singularity-university/. Ted is also Tweeting using #singularityu.

See Ted’s full post at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/11/singularity-university-biotech-bioinformatics/.

Biotech is a hidebound industry. Elephantine budgets. Glacial development timelines. Stultifying regulatory oversight. Pitiful productivity. Andrew Hessell, once employed by a major biotech drug developer

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Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University day 1: Infinite, all directions”

November 9, 2009
Singularity University

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 http://www.wired.com/epicenter/singularity-university/. Ted is also Tweeting using #singularityu.

See Ted’s full post at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/11/singularity-university-day-one-infinite-in-all-directions/.

A security guard checks my driver’s license as I drive into the entrance to Moffet Field, a disused naval airbase that hosts the nascent Singularity University. Night

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Singularity University Blog | Singularity University kicks off first executive program tomorrow

November 5, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 5, 2009 | Singularity University staff

After a great inaugural Graduate Studies Program this summer, SU is readying to welcome the first Executive Program class on Friday. SU chancellor Ray Kurzweil will set the stage for the program in his opening keynote tomorrow evening. With world-class faculty, a inter-disciplinary, 9-day curriculum, and a few special guests including author Jonathan Zittrain, we believe the Executive Program is set to create a new

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Singularity University Blog | Larry Smarr – Supercomputing and the human brain

November 2, 2009

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCWGf3CxvRc

Larry Smarr discusses the state of the art in supercomputing, with a focus on how current computation compares to the human brain and when supercomputers will surpass human processing power. Current supercomputers are estimated to match the human visual cortex and will reach human brain’s computational ability within the next twenty years.

Singularity University Blog | Ray Kurzweil wins The Economist’s 2009 Innovation Award

October 28, 2009
Ray Kurzweil

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

Great news! SU co-founder and chancellor, Ray Kurzweil was just selected to receive the 2009 Economist Innovation Award, in the category of Computing and Telecoms, for his optical character recognition and speech recognition technology.

Ray is one of just eight individuals worldwide chosen to receive what is described as the “Oscars of Innovation,” to celebrate his work that has had great impact on business and… read more

Singularity University Blog | Vint Cerf – The internet today

October 6, 2009

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeAIwLp9YmA

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.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Bob Metcalfe discusses the Enernet

October 6, 2009

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA811EPzwLI

Bob Metcalfe, founder of 3Com and co-inventor of the ethernet, gives a lecture at Singularity University in July 2009. Metcalfe outlines the Enernet, applying the internet model to one of the most pressing issues facing the globe today, energy.… read more

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.… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU Videos: in any language, with your help

August 25, 2009
dotSUB translations of Singularity University videos

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

As the inaugural Graduate Studies Program of 2009 (GSP-09) is ending, we will be ready to quickly progress into new projects, and new phases at the Singularity University. (I wish I could have written “ready to take a month or two off”, but no, that is not going to be the case!) In the previous months, we have released videos, that illustrated our goals. Matt Rutherford, our Media Producer and his dedicated team, recorded countless hours of lectures, workshops, events, team meetings, interviews, and more.

One of the questions that we have asked since the beginning was, since much of the experience of the Graduate Studies Program is very difficult if not impossible to replicate elsewhere, how can we maximize our global impact? The material we have is priceless, and we want it to reach as many people as possible! There are millions of people who would be interested in taking advantage of our materials, and have the means, broadband internet connection, etc. But there are many, whose level of English understanding is not high enough to follow an advanced lecture on nanotechnology, or robotics, or personalized medicine.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Justyna Zander 08/21 – One day of the team project – SU Phase 3

August 25, 2009
Justyna Zander

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

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

Humanity’s Crisis and Disaster Response Team

5:30 am: Dismissed the tone of my cell-phone alarm. I cannot do it anymore. Sleepless University is reaching its boundaries.

6:00 am: Coffee… So pleasant. Piece and quiet. And the Music – my first inspiration.

Finally woke up to check and answer some emails from/to my colleagues from the German office. I am working there for Fraunhofer Institute. Here is the group. So nice to see them again. ;)

6:30 am: Oh, we got some chapter proposals for our new book. Check it out soon in CRC Press.

7:15 am: Time to get up.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Big Brains meet the future

August 20, 2009
Singularity University students get regular access to technology superstars like PayPal co-founder and hedge fund manager, Peter Thiel. (Credit: Daniel Terdiman/CNET)

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 20, 2009 | Singularity University staff

by Daniel Terdiman | CNET News (August 20, 2009)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–Sitting in a classroom, listening to students explain their approach to an assignment to develop an initiative to impact the lives of a billion people over ten years, one could be forgiven for taking it all with a grain of salt.

After all, student projects like this are usually peppered with holes, naive assumptions, and unrealistic goals.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Sarah Sclarsic 08/02 – iPhoneDevCamp and Elle

August 14, 2009
Sarah Sclarsic

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

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

2:14 am: Going to bed. Have been working late on Gettaround, the car sharing service that a team of Singularity University students are starting. We’ve been at iPhone developer camp all weekend making an iPhone app that allows people to share, locate, and start cars (plus some other neat features). I also snuck into Group A’s workshop on Artificial Intelligence yesterday, so I’ve been burning the candle at both ends.

8:00 am: Wake up. Caffeine . . . need . . . caffeine.

8:45 am: Meet Charles, another team member and our Product Developer, in the lobby of the NASA lodge for a ride to Yahoo headquarters. How is he so alert this early in the morning??!?… read more

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