What I learned one summer @ Singularity University @ NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley: Using Exponential Technologies to Impact 10^9 people positively!
TIMESTAMPS OF THE IMPORTANT LESSONS FROM THIS VIDEO:
02:45 The basic of social enterprise
12:47 Impact the world positively
19:37 How our genes are affecting by the environment
24:36 7 reasons why we age
30:51 Nano molecular manufacturing
41:01 Humans are more dangerous
47:29 The virus is software
54:19 Talking about a project called"Corruption tracker"
Singularity University was established 3 years ago as a non-profit University based in NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley sponsored by the likes of Google, Nokia, Cisco, Autodesk, Kauffman Foundation, ePlanet, etc. Every year SU select about 80 people from around the world to attend its prestigious Graduate Studies Program which runs for 10 weeks. The mission of SU is to assemble, educate and inspire a new generation of leaders who strive to understand and utilize exponentially advancing technologies to address humanity's grand challenges. Dr Clarence Tan is a graduate of the GSP'11 program at SU and was the team leader for a project in the security area to shine a light on the problem of corruption using crowd sourcing technologies. He will speak about his GSP experience, the meetings with luminaries like Steve Wozniak, Chris Anderson etc and the various site visits including Google, Facebook, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, NASA, etc. More importantly, the talk will focus on the exponential technologies that are happening now and how they will impact society.
CLARENCE TAN - Dr Clarence N.W. Tan is currently the Australian and Malaysian Ambassador for Singularity University, a think tank based in NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley. He is also the founder of Bond Wireless, an Australian-based award-winning wireless software applications and services company. He received the Queensland government's Entrepreneur-in-Residence Fellowship for 2010. He is an Adjunct Professor at Bond University and Griffith University in the Gold Coast of Australia and a founding member of the Gold Coast Angel Investors Group which has funded a number of innovative companies. Dr. Tan obtained his Ph.D. from Bond University and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computers) from the University of Southern California, where he went on to simultaneously complete a Master of Business Administration (Finance), and a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dr. Tan is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (FACS) and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (F Fin). He has a number of academic publications including a book, book chapters and peer-reviewed papers in the area of soft computing and mobile applications. In addition Dr Tan holds a number of patents in mobility technology globally. He has been an invited keynote speaker in a number of events including the the Awesomeness Fest in Bali, the Global Investment Panel for Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Park and the World Computer Congress in Brisbane.
For more info on Singularity University visit http://singularityu.org/
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