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Articles and coverage of Singularity University, our companies, and community

The Pace of Innovation by Sir Richard Branson

Feb. 8, 2017

There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur, and never a more important time to use business as a force for good. For those who have companies already, it means steering your resources and innovation efforts to moonshots and tackling big, pressing problems. This is also what Singularity University is all about - people using business as a force for good, pursuing moonshots using all of these technologies to solve the world’s biggest problems.

Exponentials Watch List: Science and Technology Innovations on the Horizon

Feb. 7, 2017

The future is already here. The world around is changing every day, and will continue to do so. Unless we equip ourselves with a new vision of the future and tools to navigate it, we will wake up every morning and be surprised. At Singularity University, we believe a better path is to come together to build an awareness of where we are going and, with some rigor, talk about how exponentials can help us all build a future of abundance.

Peter Diamandis Is The Author Of Technology's Future

Jan. 30, 2017

Peter Diamandis has lived his personal motto, which is "the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself." He has founded or co-founded more than a dozen entrepreneurial ventures, including the X Prize Foundation and Singularity University. Additionally, he is the best-selling author of a number of books, including Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World and Abundance: The Future is Better than You Think.

For $14,000, a Weeklong Firehose of Silicon Valley Kool-Aid

Jan. 27, 2017

Futurist and Stanford professor Paul Saffo looked out over a mostly male, mostly affluent-looking audience one morning this week and challenged them to identify the most significant event of 1989.

Technology vs. the Middle Class

Jan. 22, 2017

There is a reason we live in a golden age of dystopian science fiction: Increasingly, it feels like it is coming true. From “The Hunger Games” to “Elysium,” stories depict a world in which the trend of growing wealth and income inequality continues to its logical conclusion.

The End Of Illiteracy And Poverty Through Technology

Jan. 16, 2017

In 2011, Rob Nail thought he was retired. Never mind that he was only 15 years out of undergrad. He had co-founded Velocity 11, a robotics company that pioneered automation technology solutions for life science laboratories, and in late 2007, he sold it to Agilent Technologies. He had joined the board of Alite Designs, had become an angel investor, and generally enjoyed himself.

Tech Transformation: Singularity University Plans for a Tech-Centric Future

Dec. 29, 2016

Most pop culture depictions of the future, from “The Hunger Games” to the zombie apocalypse, feature dystopia.

Singularity University Focuses on Tech Transforming Society

Dec. 27, 2016

“I have a sense of urgency about the need to tell positive stories about a future of abundance, so we have an alternative,” said CEO Rob Nail. “We’re creating a new lens of how to look at the world and create a long-term future we want to live in.”

Automation Can Actually Create More Jobs

Dec. 11, 2016

Since the 1970s, when automated teller machines arrived, the number of bank tellers in America has more than doubled. James Bessen, an economist who teaches at Boston University School of Law, points to that seeming paradox amid new concerns that automation is “stealing” human jobs. To the contrary, he says, jobs and automation often grow hand in hand.

With Help from Bill Gates, This Lab is Reinventing its Approach to Invention

Nov. 22, 2016

With help from Bill Gates, this lab is reinventing its approach to invention.