Why We Should Send All Our Politicians to Space

http://img.youtube.com/vi/GO5FwsblpT8/0.jpg Our world is far from perfect. While the world has been getting better in many ways, we are also continuously faced with challenges. War, political conflict, and social injustices continue to hinder human progress. All one needs to do is turn on a mainstream news channel and watch the issues that our world is […]

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Civilization Is Breaking Down—Here’s What We Need to Do About It

http://img.youtube.com/vi/7yXI65P7XQ4/0.jpg “I think civilization is fundamentally breaking down today.” These were the opening words of Salim Ismail’s talk at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco this week. Not the most uplifting intro. But the good news is, Ismail had some pretty unique insight to share about the nature of the problems society is facing, […]

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The Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 19)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/RSn62JKIRks BIOHACKING Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNAAndy Greenberg | WIRED “Regardless of any practical reason for the research, however, the notion of building a computer attack—known as an ‘exploit’—with nothing but the information stored in a strand of DNA represented an epic hacker challenge for the University of Washington team.” MEDICINE Doctors […]

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Which of These Emerging Technologies Will Be the Next Big Thing?

We tend to think of tech visionaries as inventors with a brilliant idea that no one understands. Because the world isn’t quite ready, they have to pitch their invention to anyone who’ll listen. Their ideas are either crazy or genius—no one’s sure because they’re so novel. There’s another kind of tech visionary. This person has […]

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12 Companies Making the World a Better Place

http://ift.tt/2wTfN9F The Singularity University Global Summit in San Francisco this week brought brilliant minds together from all over the world to share a passion for using science and technology to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Solving these challenges means ensuring basic needs are met for all people. It means improving quality of life and […]

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Space Startups See a Future When Millions of People Live and Work in Space

http://ift.tt/2uTyQiy “In a fight between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, who would win?” Peter Diamandis asked Blue Origin’s Erika Wagner to kick off a conversation with a panel of space entrepreneurs at Singularity University’s Global Summit this week in San Francisco. “So, Peter, let me tell you about what we’re doing at Blue Origin,” Wagner […]

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These 7 Forces Are Changing the World at an Extraordinary Rate

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gGJIsX45nl8?ecver=1 It was the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who first said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” He was onto something. But even he would likely be left speechless at the scale and pace of change the world has experienced in the past 100 years—not to mention the past 10. Since 1917, the global […]

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Nanotechnology | Future of Everything With Jason Silva (Part 5)

In the latest installment of Singularity University’s new web series, Future of Everything With Jason Silva, Silva discusses how nanotechnology will transform the world in ways we can hardly fathom. Nanotech allows us to pattern atoms, allowing us to manipulate the building blocks of the physical world. We can move beyond scarcity because everything is made of […]

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