The greatest unfair competitive advantage for your small business is leveraging this critical shift in how you view the drivers of the future.
Everything SU does is tied to pursuing “exponential technologies:” tools.
Later this year, Singularity University, an education center and accelerator based at Mountain View’s NASA Ames Research Center, will launch its first venture fund giving forward-looking startups a chance at $50 million.
What impact will advancing technologies have on employment?
Singularity University’s Vice President of Innovation and Research, Vivek Wadhwa, has written about why he believes this will be the most innovative decade in human history and how we are headed for an era of abundant and affordable health care, and how robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D printing will lead to an era of local manufacturing in which the creative class flourishes.
Sergey Brin, no longer just a human being
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 here consisted of a printer-size base with wheels attached to a boxy, head-height screen glowing with an image of Mr. Brin’s face. The BrinBot obeyed its human commander and sputtered around from group to group, talking to attendees about Google and other topics via a videoconferencing system.