Article: On the exponential curve (Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity University) (Wired UK)


“Human development over 150,000 years has been local and linear… Your brain is programmed to be linear. But in these next few decades the rate of change is growing so fast that almost everything we can conceive can happen. Every industry is potentially disruptible in the near future. And if you’re not excited or scared, you’re asleep at the wheel.”

Kurzweil sees SU as a means of building “an in-depth, thoughtful community of people united only in their appreciation of the exponential growth of information technology”

Try as I might to think that Ray Kurzweil and friends have half a screw loose, I can’t help considering their (some of their…) ideas seriously.

Choosing an exponential trend is a good idea for a next career move.

They may well be amongst those to change the world.


• Wired UK: On the exponential curve: inside Singularity University

* Spare Cycles: Further thinking: longer term, greater scale at the Singularity University

• Spare Cycles: Article: Better Than Human (Wired)

• Spare Cycles: Review: What Technology Wants

• Spare Cycles: Mini Review: Race Against The Machine

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