MIT Tech Review | An immersion course in exponential thinking at Singularity University lures executives wary of disruption

January 28, 2017

MIT Tech Review — January 27, 2017 | Tom Simonite

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Singularity University is a for-profit, non-accredited institution dedicated to the theories of futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil. Several times a year it admits groups of executives for a $14,000, week course in exponential leadership.

Singularity University was founded by Ray Kurzweil and space entrepreneur and X-Prize founder Peter Diamandis in 2009. It promulgates the philosophy of Kurzweil — the futurist, now at Google — who believes progress biotechnology and artificial intelligence is accelerating and will rapidly, radically change what it means to be human.

Ray Kurzweil predicted that in the 2020s your life-span will increase by more than a year for every year that you live. Kurzweil sometimes meets the class via robot.

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Singularity University | executive program
Singularity University | YouTube channel
Singularity University | Vimeo channel

1. video | Singularity University — executive program
Instructors explain how humanity has entered an era of rapidly accelerated change.

2. video | Singularity University — executive program
Founder Peter Diamandis explores key & transformative aspects of session.