Economics of Ideas

If ideas are one of our most valuable natural resources, then why?

Innovation in Energy Business Models

Ramez Naam explains the importance of cost, investment and financial innovation in the growing energy market.

The Planet Has a Fever

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Using statistics and images, Ramez Naam brings the planet’s fever into focus.

Science Fiction as a Tool

Pascal Finette interviews science fiction authors Ramez Naam and Hannu Rajaniemi about the effectiveness of films versus books as tools to prototype the future.

Bringing SciFi to Business

Pascal Finette asks science fiction authors Ramez Naam and Hannu Rajaniemi, “How can a small startup or corporation bring science fiction prototyping into its company culture?”

Chasing Water

Ramez Naam takes a closer look at one of our most valuable and limited natural resources: water. How has our approach to using this resource changed over time and what is in store for the future?

Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Ramez Naam shares a powerful story that illustrates how humans have overcome similar challenges to those we face today.

The Crossover of Sci Fi and Business

Singularity Labs Director Pascal Finette asks sci fi authors, “What is the crossover between science fiction and business?”

Betting on Sci Fi Futures

Singularity Labs Director Pascal Finette asks sci fi authors, “If you were to put money on one possibility from current Science Fiction literature that you believe will be true in the future, what would it be?”

Two Methods for Meeting Humanity’s Energy Needs

Ramez Naam, Energy & Environmental Systems Faculty at Singularity University, discusses how policy and technological innovation can be utilized to reverse environmental damage caused by pollution.

An Optimistic Perspective on Energy

Ramez Naam, Energy and Environmental Systems Faculty at Singularity University and award-winning author, offers optimistic insights on the current energy problem, underscoring that huge demand is often a huge driver of innovation. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Ideas as a Powerful Natural Resource

Ramez Naam, Energy and Environmental Systems Faculty at Singularity University and award-winning author, describes the power of ideas. Unlike physical resources, ideas don’t degrade or break and can spread from person to person without reducing their value. They’re a natural resource that accumulates with time rather than being depleted. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, […]