Preparing Humanity for Accelerating Technological Change
This was the last of the live articles from the Foresight 2010: the Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and AGI. I will clean these up today and add some articles on my own presentation from Sunday morning, which I did not have time to liveblog because I was busy presenting.
There was a presentation of Feynamann prize awards.
I will have my articles covering and extending my presentation up later today.
My Foresight 2010 presentation slides and some discussion on what I was talking about. There will be more articles on aspects of my talk perhaps today but throughout the rest of this week.
The remainder of this article was the presentation by Salim Ismail on the Singularity University.
Salim is discussing the Singularity University
Previous articles here covered the Singularity university.
The curriculum will be broken out into 10 tracks as follows:
* future studies and forecasting
* networks and computing systems
* biotechnology and bioinformatics
* medicine, neuroscience and human enhancement
* AI, robotics, and cognitive computing
* energy and ecological systems
* space and physical sciences
* policy, law and ethics
* finance and entrepreneurship.
The team projects from the first semester include the following reports:
* One Global Voice leverages mobile phone proliferation to accelerate economic development. It envisions a platform that will provide a set of modular programming tools accessible through a web portal, empowering individuals to create applications empowering education and commerce, linking together the developed and developing worlds. (Facebook via SMS)
* Gettaround addresses how an intelligent transportation grid can positively affect energy usage and slow climate change, as people value access over ownership of cars. The first step to the grid, Gettaround is a marketplace for peer-to-peer leasing of under-utilized car hours. It enables car owners to derive revenue from their idle cars, and for renters to have easy access to cars – affordably and conveniently.
* ACASA focuses on advances in rapid, additive manufacturing technologies to construct affordable and customizable housing in the developing world. Cost-efficient, environmentally sustainable solutions have the potential to create a transformative new paradigm for improving housing construction using local resources.
* XIDAR considers a new paradigm for disaster response, allowing users to overcome the communications network problems typical of crisis situations. The project enables innovative solutions to facilitate evacuation, medical triage and aid during natural disasters.
40 students in 2009 session
80 students in 2010 session
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a Co-Founder of a startup and fundraiser for high potential early-stage companies. He is the Head of Research for Allocations for deep technology investments and an Angel Investor at Space Angels.
A frequent speaker at corporations, he has been a TEDx speaker, a Singularity University speaker and guest at numerous interviews for radio and podcasts. He is open to public speaking and advising engagements.