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Singularity University Summer Program Year 3: Helping Billions of People With Exponential TechnologyMountain View, CA | Posted on June 22nd, 2011
Though SU hasn't released videos of Friday's opening ceremonies, the following montage from GSP '10 gives you a great idea of the grandiose goals and altruistic attitudes that fuel Singularity University.
The team projects at GSP often form the basis for new companies, some of which have gone on to real success and many more which are too brilliant not to be successful (or copied) in the near future. Part of what makes this strong history of entrepreneurship possible is the incredible people who form the student body of SU. As we've discussed before, the GSP classes tend to be filled with absurdly talented people who have impressive careers and life stories before they even step onto campus. SU freely admits that aim to recruit the most extraordinary people they can. It fits. After all, SU is really aiming to educate a new generation of leaders in their view of the future.
And Singularity University continues to expand its scope. Their executive program on medical interests, FutureMed, was a success this year and will be repeated next year as well. They've branched out into the international arena with classes offered remotely in Brazil, and with a new alliance with the World Expo. In the video below, SU President Salim Ismail describes SU's partnership with Expo 2015 to be held in Milan, Italy. (He also gives a pretty great overview of what the GSP is all about.)
We here at Singularity Hub send our fondest wishes and the best of luck to the matriculating Singularity University Class of 2011. Work hard over these next ten weeks, guys. But don't worry, we aren't asking much of you: just save the world. Easy, right?
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