Following the SingularityU Canada Summit announcement, we’ve been spending a lot of our free time watching talks online from exponential thinkers. We have put together a list of our favourite talks for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Peter Diamandis: Space, Abundance & Longevity Accelerated Through Technology
Dr. Peter Diamandis was recently named by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, is an author of two books: Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD – How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World. He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc., and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources. He is the also Co-Founder of Space Adventures and Zero Gravity Corporation. Dr. Diamandis earned degrees in Molecular Genetics and Aerospace Engineering from the MIT, and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
Divya Chander: Neuroscience and Robotics
Dr. Chander is a physician and neuroscientist who trained at Harvard, UCSD, UCSF, and the Salk Institute. She has been on the Anesthesiology Faculty at Stanford University since 2008 and Neuromedicine Faculty at Singularity University since 2010.
John Hagel: Corporate Innovation/Disruptive Technologies
John Hagel III has nearly 35 years of experience as a management consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur, and has helped companies improve their performance by effectively applying new generations of technology to reshape business strategies. John currently serves as co-chairman of the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte Center for the Edge
David Roberts: Exponential and Disruptive Technology
David Roberts is regarded as one of the world top experts on disruptive innovation and exponentially advancing technology. His passion is to help transform the lives of a billion suffering people in the world through disruptive innovation.
Salim Ismail: Solving Humanity’s Greatest Challenges
Salim Ismail is the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, a sought-after technology strategist, and a renowned entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo!. Google, and Singularity University. He consults with governments and the world’s top Fortune 500 companies on innovation and growth.
Yuval Noah Harari: The Age of the Cyborg Has Begun
In his new book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Yuval Noah Harari explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century — from overcoming death to creating artificial life. Harari is a lecturer in history at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he specializes in world history, medieval history and military history. His current research focuses on macro-historical questions: What is the relation between history and biology? What is the essential difference between Homo sapiens and other animals? Is there justice in history? Does history have a direction? Did people become happier as history unfolded?