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Why Vicarious’ $50M Investment Round Matters for Entrepreneurs

Check this out. A company of 10 employees that's raised $50M of investment from Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel and Ashton Kutcher, just to name a few. Few things make me...

64 Billion Messages in 24 Hours: Key Takeaways From WhatsApp’s Massively Disruptive Statistics

In February of this year, Facebook's $19B acquisition of mobile messaging platform WhatsApp set a record for the largest software acquisition of all time. It set the value of WhatsApp at more than Sony Corporation. Most recently, the...

Google Glass Signals a Wearables Revolution

Google Glass is crazy fun, but don't worry if you missed your chance to buy a pair on Tuesday, when it went on sale to the public for $1,500. While the current generation of Google...

From $2M to $2B in 18 Months: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Oculus VR

As I'm sure you've already read, Facebook recently acquired Oculus Virtual Reality for $2 billion. This is a huge deal... and here's why: Brief Company Timeline: August 2012 -- Oculus Rift raises $2.5M on Kickstarter June 2013 -- Oculus Rift raises $16M...

Cody Wilson’s War: Saving the World from 3D Printed Guns

The list of objects being 3D printed is impressive and grows by the day. Rocket parts, bionic ears, full buildings, food, meat and leather, and personalized prosthetics. As manufacturing goes, it could “revolutionize the...

70,000+ Have Played ‘Eyewire’ Game That Trains Computers To Map the Brain

Your connectome, the map of all 86 billion connected neurons in your brain, is hopelessly complex. In fact, one human connectome has a staggering 10,000 times that number of neural pathways. Every thought you...

Ten Weeks To Change The World – Singularity University Launches Graduate Class Of 2013

The tired legs of 80 jetlagged students shuffle to their seats of Mountain View California’s Computer History Museum, in preparation for a summer that will change their lives and perhaps the world. “What unites...

The Future of Gaming — It May All Be in Your Head

Neurogaming is riding on the heels of some exponential technologies that are converging on each other. Many of these were on display recently in San Francisco at the NeuroGaming Conference and Expo; a first-of-its-kind conference whose existence alone signals an inflection point in the industry. Conference founder, Zack Lynch, summarized neurogaming to those of us in attendance as the interface, “where the mind and body meet to play games.”

The Moon Is A Natural Platform For Asteroid Mining, Detection, And Deflection

In the near future we could have technology to not only watch out for asteroid threats, but to deflect these planet killers and harvest their vast resources. We can turn swords into ploughshares on a cosmic scale. In fact, Earth has a natural ally in this effort – the Moon. The Moon will also play a vital role in the future of Earth’s planetary protection, one day supporting robotic sentinels that will watching the skies, able to rapidly respond to asteroid threats. This is far from science fiction.

Better Than The Borg: The Neurotech Era

What if you could read my mind? What if I could beam what I’m seeing, hearing, and thinking, straight to you, and vice versa? What if an implant could store your memories, augment them, and make you smarter?

Can high speed rail compete with self-driven cars and all the technology of the future?

This post is written by Brad Templeton, Director of the Electonic Frontier Foundation, and Chair of the Networks and Computing Systems Track at Singularity University There's been much debate in the USA about High Speed Rail...

Bionic Vision: “Sight” Short Movie Explores the Coming Future of Augmented Reality

A pair of graduate students at the Bezaleal Academy of Arts, in Jeruselem, have created a fascinating short video that experiments with concepts of life in a world full of Augmented Reality technology. There is...

New Era In Space Exploration Taking Off: Entrepreneurs Step In Where Big Government Left Off

This post is written by Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, VP of Operations for Singularity University. She spent two decades in the private space sector working on program development and operations for companies and organizations like Space Adventures,...

Rethinking the Concept of “Outliers”: Why Non-Experts are Better at Disruptive Innovation

This post written by entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain.  He is the founder of World Innovation Institute, Moon Express, iNome and Infospace. Naveen is a trustee of Singularity University and X Prize foundation.  Follow Naveen Jain on Twitter: @Naveen_Jain_CEO Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell says it takes...

The Secret Behind Silicon Valley’s Enduring Success

Around the world, we regularly read stories about an attempt to create "The Silicon Valley of <fill in country>," but we rarely read about a successful new competitor to Silicon Valley. There have been many theories advanced about...

Stunning Progress in Technology Brings The Death of Unskilled Labor

As part of the online web series Which Way Next, hosted by Singularity University, Vivek Wadhwa, VP of Academics and Innovation, sat down with Carl Bass, CEO at Autodesk, to explore some of the...

Education is Undergoing a Startling Revolution — Let’s Support it!

This post is written by Rob Nail - CEO of Singularity University, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, who loves to surf and surf the waves of accelerating change. Education is undergoing an incredible and exciting transformation, but I...

Abundance – The Future is Better Than You Think

This post is written by Singularity University Co-Founder and Chairman Peter Diamandis. We are all unknowingly addicts. Addicts of bad news. Twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week, the news media is constantly feeding...

Why I Believe That This Will Be The Most Innovative Decade In History

This post is written by Vivek Wadhwa, Vice President of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University. Many people believe that we’ve run out of ideas and that the future will be one of bleak shortages...

Population Growth and the Rise of Mega-Cities: Can Technology Help?

Are you ready to share the planet with 7 billion people? Current projections estimate that this population milestone is only months away. Along with a rapidly growing world population, the wave of urban growth...

Guest Post: David Orban Reviews Singularity Summit 2009

This is a guest post written by entrepreneur and visionary David Orban.  He is an Advisor and the European Lead of the Singularity University. He is a Founder and Chief Evangelist of WideTag, Inc., a high...

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