A Google-backed university out of Mountain View, California aims to encourage innovation by educating its students about exponential technologies.

A recent piece at TechCrunch introduced us to Singularity University, located on NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Founded by futurist Ray Kurzweil and X Prize founder Peter Diamandis in 2009, the university is based on the notion that technology may push humanity toward the next great evolutionary leap (earning its name from the title of a book by Kurzweil). Its aspiration is to help solve the grand challenges of humanity – issues like poverty & hunger, disease and a diminishing energy supply – by educating its students about advances in ‘exponential technologies‘.

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