Just listened to a podcast about the Singularity University. It’s fantastic that people are thinking in this way. Look at the curriculum – amazing. Here’s a taster, just one (Networks and Computing Systems) of ten areas covered:
Calling on the rich resources of leading-edge companies and academics in Silicon Valley, this track covers the explosive growth of computer power and networks, focusing on three key revolutionary areas: (1) Emerging and future computational and storage technologies, including 3D molecular computing, nanocomputing, DNA/RNA computing, plasmonics, spin storage, memristors, optical storage, photonics, quantum computing, pico- and femtotechnology, and autonomic computing, addressing important issues such as reversible computing, the limits of information representation, scalable computing systems, and future petascale and exascale supercomputers; (2) Future user interfaces, such as augmented reality, virtual reality. virtual worlds, blended reality, virtual agents, bots, lifelogging, breakthroughs in computer graphics, holographic and 3D displays, teleimmersion, telepresence, haptic interfaces, personalized learning, and extracting knowledge from massive volumes of data via data analysis, data mining, and information visualization; and (3) Intelligent networks, including nth-generation Internet, smart search engines, the semantic Web, smart grid, shared vs. dedicated Lightpath Internet, cyber-physical systems and sensor networks, security and privacy vs. transparency, mobile and location-based computing, cloud computing, Interplanetary Internet, ubiquitous wireless networks and ubiquitous computing, mesh networks, adaptive networks, embedded networks, and the global physics grid.
Lightpath Internet? Interplanetary Internet? Mind fuck central!