#Change11 #CCK12 How to change the world?

How to change the world, with the use of technology?

There are many projects, schools and universities which are aiming to change the world.  This is one of them

An extract from Youtube:

Founded in 2009 by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, Singularity University is a start-up university in Silicon Valley. SU’s mission is “…to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies to address humanity’s challenges.”

Singularity University is not your father’s college.

In August of 2011, Reason.tv’s Paul Feine and Alex Manning traveled to Singularity University to get to know a few of the 80 students who participated in SU’s 10-week interdisciplinary summer graduate program. We encountered a fascinating group of young entrepreneurs who have big plans to use technology to help the world’s poor…and make a profit!

4 thoughts on “#Change11 #CCK12 How to change the world?

  1. Hi John,
    It’s a science park. They’ve been going since the 1950s. Their main purpose is to privately monetise scientific and technological discoveries made by publicly funded university and military research.
    Re: monetising poverty, empires have been doing that for millennia.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sin duda la tecnología está cambiando al mundo. En mis tiempos de estudiante y por la escasez de recursos pasaba mucho tiempo buscando la información que necesitaba. Hoy con un click ya tengo acceso. Una imagen es mejor que mil palabras (los videos hacen que todo se entienda mejor y más rápido). Los 70s y 80s eran la época de los intelectuales y racionales. (Los que usan el hemisferio izquierdo del cerebro, según las teorías de Carl Jung). Eran los tiempos donde los Estilos de Pensamiento 1 y 2 eran más valorados. Hoy lo son los Estilos 3 y 4: los orientados a las personas y a la innovación.

    Here is the English translation:

    No doubt the technology is changing the world. In my student days and the scarcity of resources spent much time looking for information I needed. Today with a click and I have access. A picture is worth a thousand words (the videos make everything better understanding and faster). The 70s and 80s were the era of intellectual and rational. (Those who use the left hemisphere of the brain, according to the theories of Carl Jung). Those were the days where the Thinking Styles 1 and 2 were more valued. Today we are the Styles 3 and 4: people-oriented and innovation.

  3. Hi Matt,
    Monetising poverty, in the “name” of entrepreneurship, interesting. Hope there are better ways of making profits, not squeezing blood (money) from the stone (poor).
    Thanks for sharing too!

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