Singularity University sees technology creating an abundant future, with turmoil along the way

To illustrate how much greater exponential growth is in contrast to linear growth, Diamandis displayed a slide. Take 30 linear paces, and you’ll travel about 30 meters, it said. Take 30 exponential steps, however, and that will take you around the Earth 26 times.The rapid pace of technological progress also will create disruption and turmoil along the way, Diamandis acknowledged — yet he emphasized the opportunity in such challenges.When you see a problem, he said, “take a second and do that little neural flip and think: It’s a massive opportunity.”Pumping up the crowd, he added: “Are you with me on this?” The audience cheered and applauded. Singularity University’s Chief Executive Rob Nail highlighted the work the organization is doing to try to ensure the world is better for future generations.…


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