Introduction to Synthesis and Convergence


Kathryn Myronuk, Faculty Lead in Synthesis and Convergence at Singularity University, walks through the frameworks needed to integrate and properly apply the wide variety of exponential technologies and their domains.

Filmed for Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program, June 2013.

Kathryn Myronuk
About The Speaker

Kathryn Myronuk is a global expert on exponentially growing technologies and the synthesis of the broad set of related fields of the Singularity movement. Her analysis and data played central roles in the two leading books in the field: Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near, (2005) and Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler’s Abundance (2012). She also helped create the first Singularity Summits and assisted in the creation of Singularity University, serving in multiple roles, including director of research, from 2009-2013. She continues to serve on the faculty, leading the Track on Technology Convergence and Synthesis. She has also worked as a research analyst in various industries, including energy, telecom, storage and security, contributed to non-profit efforts and been active in the maker, hacking and science fiction communities, as well as the art community of Burning Man. Before joining Silicon Valley, Myronuk worked as an energy economist doing energy-related studies including demand side management, energy use load profiles, and cost-benefit analysis of air pollution control and obtained degrees in Economics and Zoology from UC Davis.