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Singularity University is a non-profit learning institution in Silicon Valley whose stated aim is to "assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies and apply, focus and guide these tools to address humanity’s grand challenges." [ 2 ] Singularity University is not an accredited four-year university, but is instead intended to supplement traditional educational institutions. [ 3 ] It offers an annual ten-week summer course intended for graduate and post-graduate students and ten day programs for senior corporate executives and senior government leaders. The first Graduate program began in June 2009, with full tuition costing US$25,000 (although a majority of the participants were provided full or partial scholarships). The inaugural 2009 class was limited to forty fellows chosen from over 1,200 applicants.
Moore's law is an example of futures studies; it is a statistical collection of past and present trends with the goal of accurately extrapolating future trends. Futures studies (also called futurology ) is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. There is a debate as to whether this discipline is an art or science.
Transhumanism , abbreviated as H+ or h+ , is an international intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. [ 1 ] Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as study the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies. They predict that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label " posthuman ". [ 1 ]
May 25th, 2011 Moving from the relatively sheltered world of the college campus into work and independence can be a very exciting, though sometimes rough, transition. New grads, college degrees in hand, will be facing a host of new challenges testing the lessons they learned in school, both academic and personal. Finding a little advice and inspiration for life after college can be a great way to help smooth out the transition into the real world and pave the way for an exciting and successful career. These TED talks offer wisdom, advice and motivation to help you take on whatever comes your way in your post-college years.