Exponential Organizations

How do exponential organizations compare to ordinary organizations?

Economics of Ideas

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

How You Can 3D Print

Andre Wagner, CEO and Founder of Authentise, outlines different ways for any individual to get involved with 3D printing.

What is AI?

Singularity University Faculty Chair Neil Jacobstein gives an introduction to what AI, why it matters and where it is going in the future.

The World is Unaware

Peter Diamandis interviews Ric Edelman about public awareness of technological advancement.

Innovation in Energy Business Models

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

How to Develop for Watson

Neil Jacobstein interviews IBM Senior VP Michael Rhodin about how companies and individuals can develop software for IBM’s Watson.

Art of the Start 2.0: Full Lecture

Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple and author of Art of the Start 2.0, gives a lecture at Singularity University during the Graduate Studies Program and answers questions from the students.

Four Critical Insights

Peter Diamandis shares three insights that follow the natural evolution of implementing exponential technologies and how Singularity University as an institution faces these challenges.

Open Software in Biotech

Raymond McCauley shares examples new open source communities that are forming around biotech.

Future of Health Insurance

Raymond McCauley explains the consequences of bioinformatics and genetic testing on health and life insurance.

The Increasing Speed of Bioinformatics

The speed of implementation for genetic engineering is faster than ever. As a result, implications are larger and the stakes are higher.

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.

The High Potential of Sensors & 3D Printing

Peter Diamandis interviews Ric Edelman about the exponential technologies he finds most exciting.

Controlling the Brain with Light

Neuroscientist Divya Chander explores the mechanics of Optogenetics and how it is impacting brain research and treatment.

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?”

Engineering Humans

Raymond McCauley goes “under the hood” of human engineering and shares examples of cultural backlash.

The Computerized Brain

Neuroscientist Divya Chander explains how we could create self-contained computer chip systems that won’t burn through our brains.

Bioengineering: Hopes and Fears

Raymond McCauley share his hopes and fears for the field of Bioengineering.

Studying The Brain

Neuroscientist Divya Chander explains various ways doctors have studied the brain.

The Future of Biological Detection

Raymond McCauley provides examples of futuristic technologies that may be able to analyze the physical world around us in a way that has never been possible before.

The Evolution of AI

Singularity University Faculty Chair Neil Jacobstein takes us through the evolution and integration of AI in business and problem solving.

Designer Flowers

Keira Havens from Revolution Biology explains why her team chose to focus on flowers and what their work could mean for the future of digital biology as an industry.

Tracing Exponential Growth

Singularity University cofounder Peter Diamandis traces exponential growth in the realm of technological innovation.

Mind-Reading Neuroscience

Neuroscientist Dr. Divya Chander explains her history as an Anesthesiologist studying brainwaves using EEG and the implications her research has on real-time diagnostics during surgery on patients.

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?”

Future Crimes: What Can We Do?

In a panel with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Singularity University CEO Rob Nail, security expert Marc Goodman explains options we can all take to protect ourselves from future security hazards.

Taking Charge of AI

Singularity University Faculty Chair Neil Jacobstein challenges the audience to have a deeper engagement with AI and take pre-emptive steps towards building the world we want for each other.

Thinking Exponentially

Singularity University Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Peter Diamandis explores how are minds are – and are not – suited for exponential thinking?

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?”

Drag & Drop Genetic Engineering

What happens when you program DNA in the same way you write code? Raymond McCauley, Faculty Chair of Digital Biology at Singularity University, shares case studies of what he calls “drag & drop” genetic editing.

Future Crimes: Looking for Solutions

In a panel with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Singularity University CEO Rob Nail, security expert Marc Goodman shares potential solutions for upcoming issues concerning the intersection of technology, crime, and rights.

Peter D’s “6 D’s of Exponentials”

Singularity University Co-Founder Peter Diamandis shared his theory of the 6 D’s of Exponentials: Digitalization, Deception, Disruption, Demonetization, Dematerialization, and Democratization.

Time-Traveling Robots from the Future

Singularity University Faculty Chair Brad Templeton takes a look at how future robots may make decisions based on data from the past.

The Supply Chain of the Future… In Space

Jason Dunn, CTO of Made In Space, explains how 3D printing can solve the supply-chain problem of space exploration.

Applied Biology

Keira Havens, Co-Founder & CEO of Revolution Bioengineering, explains the different language, definitions and distinctions used in Bioengineering.

The Future of 3D Printing

Andre Wagner, CEO and Founder of Authentise, explores potential future scenarios that may unfold from the 3D printing and digital manufacturing industries.

The BIG Impact of Exponential Technology

Singularity University Founder Peter Diamandis takes a look at the amount of change generated from Exponential Technologies, especially in the area of existing companies and businesses.

SU 101: Rob Nail Introduces The Singularity is Near

Singularity University CEO Rob Nail distills the core concepts of Ray Kurzweil’s book The Singularity is Near and how it impacts the work being done at Singularity University.

The First Object Ever Printed in Space

Singularity University alum Jason Dunn tells the story of 3D printing the first object in space.

Disrupting Medicine

Singularity University faculty Dr. Daniel Kraft explores the many ways medicine is already on the path of disruption into a bright future.

GMOs for Good

Why are GMOs so controversial? Keira Havens from Revolution Biology explores an alternative side of the debate.

Design Prototyping

Designer Chris Cowart shares a variety of practical advice for working with prototypes throughout the design process.

Self-Generative Inclusive Energy Systems

Singularity University faculty chair Gregg Maryniak explains the future of inclusive power grids using self-generative technologies.

Why is Biotechnology Important?

Keira Havens from Revolution Biology explains biotechnology and bioengineering in the context of public opinion and real-world application.

Future Crimes: Technological Protection

In a panel with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Singularity University CEO Rob Nail, security expert Marc Goodman explains how exponential technology can help protect individual citizens.

Maker Culture Changes the World

TechShop CEO and co-founder Mark Hatch shares examples of the impact Maker culture has had worldwide.

Future Crimes: Deep Web

In a panel with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Singularity University CEO Rob Nail, security expert Marc Goodman uncovers the meaning of the “Deep Web.”

Molecular Nanotechnology Applications: Medical, Environmental & Energy

Singularity University Faculty Ralph Merkle explains a variety of medical, environmental and energy applications of molecular nanotechnology.

What is Privacy?

Singularity University Faculty Brad Templeton gives an overview of Privacy and Data.

Future Crimes: Digital Infrastructure

In a panel with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Singularity University CEO Rob Nail, security expert Marc Goodman explores the question, “How does our digital infrastructure come into play for the next generation of emerging criminals?”

Software as Politics?

Singularity University Faculty Brad Templeton explains the many ways that software and politics can impact each other significantly.

Impact of Nanotechnology

Singularity University Faculty Ralph Merkle takes a look at the different industrial implications of advanced nanotechnology.

Future of Work: What Will We Do?

Singularity University Faculty Kathryn Myronuk looks at the possibilities of a world with Universal Basic Income and potential implications of a more focused and inspired planet.

Future Crimes: Early Adoption

In a panel with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Singularity University CEO Rob Nail, security expert Marc Goodman explores the question, “Do criminals have an advantage as early adopters of emerging technologies?”

Design Inspiration

Designer Chris Cowart illustrates the importance of interdisciplinary inspiration in the design process with a story about bringing an operating room team to a NASCAR race.

Mark Hatch Introduces TechShop

TechShop CEO and co-founder Mark Hatch introduces TechShop and how it’s making a difference for people around the country.

Future of Work: Tracing Growth

Singularity University Faculty Kathryn Myronuk traces growth patterns of technologies that may make our current model of working obsolete.

The DIY Maker Revolution

Mark Hatch looks at the context of the Maker Revolution and how the DIY mentality is influencing society.

Future of Work: How To Proceed

Executive Program, talks, Kathryn Myronik, automation, jobs, Future of Work, farming, robots, AI & Robotics, Future Studies & Forecasting, Watson

What is Molecular Nanotechnology?

Singularity University Faculty Ralph Merkle explains the basics of molecular nanotechnology and traces the advances within the field to date.

The Evolution of 3D Printing

Andre Wagner takes us through the history and development of 3D printing as an industry.

How to Become a Champion of Change

John Hagel shares three objectives for enabling large-scale organizational change.

Integrating Care and Research for the Modern Patient

Dr. Laura Esserman explains how quality of care is the core of the medical profession and why we must enable our medical systems to keep up with technological change.

Peter Diamandis on the Power of the Individual

Peter Diamandis explains how technology is making the individual more powerful than ever before.

Deciphering DNA

Raymond McCauley explains both the capacity and limitation of using DNA to understand individual potential.

Preventative Medicine

Dr. Daniel Kraft shares his perspective on the current state of preventative diagnostics.

Wearables, Data and Health

Andrea Kissack from KQED introduces how her new series, Future of You, will explore the ways in which wearable technology are disrupting the health industry.

A Design Thinking Approach to Business Performance

John Hagel asks what it would look like if we applied design thinking to ourselves, our work environments and our individual performance.

Do We Need Sleep?

Neuroscientist Divya Chander talks about the ways advancing medicine might impact the brain’s need for sleep.

The Benefits of Virtual Infrastructure

Brad Templeton explains how virtual infrastructure is superior to complex physical infrastructure.

The Promise of 3D Printing in Biotechnology

Ray Kurzweil explains how 3D bioprinting and new technologies are already transforming medicine and health.

Reframing Innovation

John Hagel argues that scalable efficiency no longer defines large companies; instead, companies that focus on institutional innovation will be tomorrow’s success stories.

Ray Kurzweil on the Future of Virtual Reality

Ray Kurzweil explains why it’s so easy to doubt new technologies and how virtual reality is already transforming our lives.

Why Aubrey de Grey Takes an Interdisciplinary Approach to Aging

Aubrey de Grey discusses the field of aging, what inspired him to focus on the field, and the importance of interdisciplinary research.

For Innovators, Timing is Everything

Paul Saffo, Faculty Chair of Future Studies and Forecasting as Singularity University, shares the story of how Steve Job’s expert ability to forecast technology trends enabled Apple to execute product timing. Filmed at the January 2015 Executive Program.

Introduction to Policy, Law & Ethics

Marc Goodman, Policy, Law and Ethics Chair at Singularity University, describes the challenging issues and implications of technology advancements today and in the future. Filmed for Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program, June 2013.

Introduction to Future Studies and Forecasting

Paul Saffo, Future Studies and Forecasting Chair at Singularity University, describes the skills and frameworks needed to think about the future systematically. Filmed for Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program, June 2013.

Q&A: Are There Certain Predictions About the Future We Hope Don’t Come True?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, discusses his optimism in light of entrepreneurship and human history. He further explains that the focus in the media on all the problems in the world is actually a testament to advances in communication technology. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Convergence of Technologies Enabling Innovation

Kyle Nel, Executive Director of Innovation at Lowe’s, describes how the convergence of new technologies is democratizing the ability to innovate. Filmed at Singularity University’s Exponential Finance Conference, June 2014.

Q&A: What Are the Opportunities at the Intersection Between Medicine and Technology?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, elaborates on opportunities to collect health data from blood, such as in menstruation. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Q&A: What Will Humans Be Uniquely Suited to Do When Robots Are Prevalent?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, highlights the history of concerns over the future of work since the Industrial Revolution and how new jobs are created in response to technological advances. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Q&A: What Is the Value of Learning Foreign Languages Today?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, discusses human language and developments to model language processing in the brain. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Introduction to Networking and Computing

Brad Templeton, Networks and Computing Chair at Singularity University, provides an overview of technological trends, such as Moore’s law, in order to understand today’s computing power and the Internet. Filmed for Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program, June 2013.

Micro-Factories & Leading Edge Technologies in Manufacturing

John “Jay” Rogers, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors, discusses the role of micro-factories in disrupting manufacturing and the larger innovation and design process, as well as his perspectives on specific technologies, such as 3D printing and robotics. Filmed at Singularity University’s Exponential Finance Conference, June 2014.

Q&A: How Can Government Keep Pace with Exponential Change?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, describes how technology has been involved in changing modern politics and bypassing regulation due to the increased rate of communication and information exchange. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Q&A: When Will Computers Become Conscious?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, elaborates on schools of thought regarding consciousness and artificial intelligence. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Q&A: How Is Machine Intelligence Evolving Compared to Human Intelligence?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, discusses the state of machine intelligence, the current gaps, and how quickly AI is pacing toward aspects of human intelligence. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Introduction to Nanotechnology

Ralph Merkle, Nanotechnology Co-Chair at Singularity University, provides a brief overview of the driving forces behind the growth of nanotechnology and the larger impact on manufacturing and the singularity. Filmed for Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program, June 2013.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Avi Reichenthal, President and CEO of3D Systems, provides a brief overview of 3D printing, as well as the ability of this technology to challenge existing and potentially disrupt business models across a variety of industries. Filmed for Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program, June 2013.

Understanding the Basis of Attention, Emotion, and Motivation

Thomas Ramsoy, PhD, Director of the Center for Decision Neuroscience and CEO and Founder of Neurons Inc, provides an interesting perspective on attention, emotion and motivation as factors that can affect business choices. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

The Possibilities of Medical Nanotechnology

Ralph Merkle, Nanotechnology Chair at Singularity University, explores the potential of medical nanotechnology, such as artificial red blood cells. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

The Potential of the Nanofactory

Ralph Merkle, Nanotechnology Chair at Singularity University, covers the theoretical idea of a ‘nanofactory’ and possible future applications. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Quantum Computing Applications in Finance

Vern Brownell, President and CEO of D-Wave Systems, distinguishes quantum computing from conventional computing and elaborates on three specific applications to the finance industry. Filmed at Singularity University’s Exponential Finance Conference, June 2014.

The Future of the Self-Driving Car

Brad Templeton, Networks and Computers Chair at Singularity University, explores what the next generation of self-driving cars will look and function like in the future. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Applications of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

Kevin Shaw, Chief Technology Officer at Sensor Platforms, covers classes of micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) and possible applications. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Augmentation, Robotics, and Other Technologies in Medical Therapy

Daniel Kraft, Chair of Neuroscience and Medicine at Singularity University, offers a deep dive into some of the technologies which are changing the field of medicine such as robotics, AI, regenerative medicine and ‘lab on a chip’. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Toward Surgery at the Cellular Level

Catherine Mohr, MD, Singularity University Faculty and Vice President of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, details the impact of robotics on surgical procedures as well as the ways it may revolutionize future capabilities. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Why Exponential Change Will Continue

Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Singularity University, explains the link between innovative, connected minds and exponential growth as well as why most of the biggest changes in the next decade are yet to come. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Living In a World of Convergence

Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Singularity University, explains the implications of Moore’s Law and how numerous exponential technologies are tied to computation advances. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.