Why We Need Government to Evolve as Fast as Technology

17 1 <a class=”wpfp-link” href=”http://singularityhub.com/2015/12/03/why-we-need-government-to-evolve-as-fast-as-technology/?wpfpaction=add&postid=87496″ title=”” rel=”nofollow”/> From deep learning to gene editing, the world of technology is moving fast. But at Singularity University, we believe amazing tech is only half the equation. Equally important is how we use technology. The most pressing question: How can technology address and perhaps solve the biggest challenges facing humanity? We call these the Global Grand Challenges, and they include energy, environment, food, water, disaster resilience, space, security, health, learning, and prosperity. And we recently launched a new Global Grand Challenge: governance. We believe it’s not only possible to solve governance, but that doing so is essential to solving all other GGCs. Like other Grand Challenges, with the right social and political will we could already solve for governance with existing tools and capacities—even…


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