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Prepping for Singularity University: The Reading List

I am already preparing for a long and amazing summer at Singularity University (SU). I have my Singularity email set up, signed into our community portal, and know where I'll be living. I will be in a dormitory on the NASA Ames campus and all my sheets, pillows, and cleaning services will be provided. It's not pretty, but they've made it so we have nothing to do but work and study. I will not need to worry about whose turn it is to clean the toilet, thank God! 

At SU we will get a fast and furious education in 10 different areas of study. The 10 areas of study are: 

  • Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
  • Biotech & Bioinformatics
  • Energy & Environmental Systems
  • Finance, Entrepreneurship & Economics
  • Future Studies & Forecasting
  • Medicine & Neuroscience
  • Nanotechnology
  • Networks & Computing Systems
  • Policy, Law & Ethics
  • Space & Physical Sciences

Before I arrive, I have get up to speed on all the aforementioned subjects. To do this, we've been given a substantial reading list. I've got two weeks to become a genius. Well, maybe not, but I definitely have a lot of homework. 

After the break, I've posted some of the articles, links, and readings from the SU list. Feel free to follow along with me and add to the discussion in the comment section as I write and post about some of the articles over the next couple weeks. Be forewarned this list is LONG, I cut it down, but you still may be scrolling for a while. Enjoy!

Must Read: The Singularity is Near by Dr. Ray Kurzweil

AI & Robotics:

Biotech & Bioinformatics

Energy & Environmental Systems

Finance, Entrepreneurship & Economics

 Future Studies & Forecasting

Medicine & Neuroscience

 Nanotechnology

Networks & Computing Systems

Policy, Law & Ethics

Space & Physical Sciences

 

Comments

This is a great. Is this reading list hosted on a site styled after something like a 'Mediamatic Distributed Library'?
www.mediamatic.net

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 14:59


Dmertl, we'll see what happens!

Alison Lewis

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 00:25


Lauren, tell me all about it when I am in San Fran, that's my next book. :)

Alison Lewis

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 20:59


That sound awesome, I'm totally jealous. I'm definitely going to read through a bunch of these. I wish I had more of an opportunity to use AI in the real world. Amazingly cool stuff, but difficult to find viable products to build with it.

dmertl

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 17:14


I read Zakaria's Post-American world a few years back. Fascinating & I'm tempted to pick it up again so we can discuss...in person!

Lauren Miller

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 13:41


This is freaking awesome. I am going to have to read some of these...

Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 12:51


No, I am not a genius. Not even close. I just get determined to figure things out sometimes. SMILE :) - Alison

admin

Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 17:36


I thought you were already a genius. :D

Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 12:47