Singularity University

VIDEO: For my friend Ali

My dear friend Ali Ismail, who runs a hacker space in Baghdad, asked me to say hi and offer any suggestions I might have to the participants of TheWeek – a programming workshop for youth in his home town. Happy […]

VIDEO: Introducing Iris AI

As part of our Singularity project, we were given access to some amazing film maker students and the equipment to make it happen. I am super happy to introduce you to Iris AI!

This is where it all starts

We’re really doing this. Starting the company. For real – for real. One thing is the vision we had this summer at Singularity. When the world was our oyster, when we had paid-for catered meals three times a day, brilliant people […]

The Yellow Brick Road…

Every now and then I am hit with a feeling that life should soon be calming down a little. That it’s been intense for a while, with lots of changes and lots of things to do and that soon, very […]

On the power of helping someone (also, on not dying on mountain tops in thunder storms)

An important theme in my life the last few years, both personally and at work, has been to have the ability to help others. I know that it gives me immense spiritual satisfaction and a feeling of a higher purpose to […]

Just another manic Monday (at Singularity)

I’m not a Monday morning person. Especially Monday mornings after a weekend of 5am parties and surfing. Though when you start the week with Brad Templeton giving insider information about the development of Robocars and the amazing opportunities and positive societal effects […]

On the indistinguishable magic of technology

Whether we are talking about the internet, touch screen phones, self-driving cars, solar panels in space, human lifespan exceeding 150 years, nanobots eating cancer cells or uploading a backup of our brain – including memories and personality – to the […]

Singularity, Week 3: On hosting business meetings in treetops at 2am

Because who said that business has to be all rational and serious? We’re at the end of week three and while the initial rush of jumping down the rabbit hole has settled, the speed with which we’re falling has not […]

Work hard, play hard

Most days at Singularity are 12-15 hours of classes within a crazy wide range of subjects, and at the end of the day it feels like your brain has tried increasing its volume beyond what’s physically possible. Our first week contained […]

Singularity, Week 1. Holy shit, y’all.

So. Wow. I don’t even know where to start. Let’s do a list. This week I have… … gotten to know at least 120 new, amazing and brilliant people. And I don’t mean like a formal introduction and a hi. While I […]