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[♪ music ♪] [A Roc Noir Production] [Sir Martin Rees] Here's a quote. "In the past century, there were more changes than in the previous thousand years." [♪ music ♪] [Peter Diamandis] The rate of change is explosive to the point that our ability to understand the implications of it is going to be out of our grasp pretty soon. [Ray Kurzweil] Our intuition about the future is linear, not exponentially— it makes a huge difference. [Sir Ken Robinson] The impact of these things is completely unpredictable. [Dan Barry] We can't know what the future's going to be, but we can influence the future. [Larry Page] I have sort of a very simple metric now I use, which is, are you working on something that can change the world? Yes or no? The answer for 99.999999% of people in the world is no. [♪ music ♪] [Peter Diamandis] What if we created a university focused on the exponential growing technologies? [♪ music ♪] I called Ray, and he said, "Great idea—let's do it." [♪ music ♪] Welcome to SU. Pleasure to have you here. [♪ music ♪] Ray. [Ray Kurzweil] We're off and running. The mission of Singularity University is to bring together people from many different backgrounds who are aware of exponential growth of information technology and to really address the implications of that so that we can understand where society is going. [male speaker] I'm one of the guys trying to build a quantum computer, and it's really rough going. [male speaker 2] Every week in China, a new coal plant is built. Every single week. It's going to triple its consumption of energy. [Ray Kurzweil] The idea behind the team project was having these incredible students actually put their learning to work. Pick a project that will affect a billion people, possibly, in ten years. [male speaker 3] If we could generate ten ideas, can they impact a billion people? Can they positively impact a billion people? [Peter Diamandis] Think about that—the fact that literally, a group of students can touch the lives of a billion people today. Thirty years ago, that would have sounded ludicrous. Today, we can point at dozens of companies that have done just that. [♪ music ♪] [Ray Kurzweil] Can we inspire people to focus on it long enough and hard enough to go and make it happen? [male speaker 4] I think Nine Weeks that Change the World is an awfully big burden. >> [male speaker 5] We think we are going to sit here as a group, like 40 people, and agree? That's naive. >> [male speaker 6] If you don't like the idea, then that's it. >> [male speaker 5] Forget the disagreement. Let's just be friends and work together. It just doesn't work that way. >> [male speaker 7] You've got to do three things to be successful— you've got to create like a god, command like a king and work like a slave. [Peter Diamandis] Changing anything that we've done for decades is risky. Once we stop taking risks, we basically have hampered our ability to innovate. [♪ music ♪] The world's biggest challenges can be solved. That's a mindset. [THE WORLD'S GREATEST MINDS] [VINT CERF] [SIR MARTIN REES] [STEPHEN HAWKING] [THE WORLD'S FUTURE LEADERS] [♪ music ♪] [ONE SUMMER] [Peter Diamandis] We are living in such a risk-averse society that it's killing us. [TO CHANGE THE WORLD] There is no problem that intelligent human mind cannot overcome. [FOR 1 BILLION PEOPLE] None whatsoever. [THE UNIVERSITY] We may have something really, really good here. [THE FUTURE IS IN SESSION]

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Duration: 3 minutes and 35 seconds
Country: Andorra
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Posted by: davidorban on Jul 17, 2015


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