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Eight skills to navigate the future with

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This post originally appeared on Theshift.fi 21.12.2015. I am super excited to be speaking at their conference on the 31.5.-1.6.16 in a castle in Turku, Finland!  1: Empathy More than compassion, empathy is the ability to set yourself in another person’s situation and life. As we grow in numbers on this planet, urbanize, and life grows in complexity as we get more connected, it’s an imperative skill to be able to co-exist and act with each […]

Singularity University Challenge now in Finland!

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Repost of my guest post at Aaltoes blog Great news people! For the first time ever in Finland, Singularity University is organising the Global Impact Challenge Finland together with Aaltoes, Samsung, IF, Kaute and the Centennial Foundation.  Singularity University’s mission is to positively impact people’s lives in grand challenge areas and beyond. SU is a magical institute in the heart of Silicon Valley, at NASA Ames Research Center, and every summer it’s flagship program Graduate Studies […]

Andromeda

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Our closest galactic neighbour Andromeda. (The image, of which this video is made, taken by the Hubble telescope, uses 1.5 billion pixels to reveal about 100 million stars—a ten thousandth of the stars in the whole galaxy). Trillion stars shimmer here Ungraspable mystery Intriguing forces Read this and try get your head around it!

Humanity, wake up

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My humble thoughts. We need to figure out how to live together in this world. To learn respect and make peace – without hatred – today. Educate the women – all of them – finally. They will educate every child they ever bare. Prof. Hans Rosling has done amazing research on this. [Religion and babies 13min TED talk] Quit the hatred. We are entering a new era of ultimate connectedness and machine learning, robotics and distant actions […]

Quotes from SU GSP13 & bon voyage for the ’14ers

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Ah – it’s been a year since Singularity University GSP13 opening ceremonies. Now Marcus, Suvi and 78 others are brimming with excitement for monday’s ceremonies. Here’s some quotes I dug out of my notebook that had to come out: (some to be digested with an humorous mind) NASA: “Teleportation? Yeah. We’re working on it.” “A lot of space findings are made after science fiction movies. You imagine it, we’ll find it.” MD Peter H. Diamandis: (To […]

Cosmology, humanity and a multiplanetary future

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We went for a visit to SpaceX, Elon Musk’s private space company. It was a mind-blowing experience seeing the factory itself, and hearing from one of his engineers how he manages the company on the side of Tesla and other ides such as the hyper loop. It’s not for nothing that they call him the greatest entrepreneur of our time. How he started SpaceX was that he gathered 30 senior people from the space industry around a table […]

Robot takeover hooray!

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In the last.. thousand yeats our biological hard drive, or the brain, has not seen a huge upgrade. At the same time, information flood is ever increasing and exponentially growing. Artificial General Intelligence, or Strong AI is being researched with the aim to lift the problem solving capacity and information processing up to the next levels. Ben Goertzel, one of the worlds most well-known AGI researchers told us about his dream – “When a robot […]

Cheaper Smaller Faster Better

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We’re into the beginning of our fourth week here at Singularity University. I’d like to bring forth a few of the advances we’ve learned of. The outcomes and implications are many times unknown, and where we see possibilities, we also see threats. That’s why we need to understand the greater picture better – to find a new kind of mindset and also prepare – in terms of policy, law and ethics, or education and habits. […]