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In my to-read pile has been some stuff on Singularity University, the Ray Kurzweil/Peter Diamandis thing, Kurzweil being the guy who wants to live forever and Diamandis being the guy who wants to mine asteroids and become a trillionaire. It's a school for billionaires and futurists and maybe writers like me. But I doubt it.
It's not an accredited university, but people really want to go there, because they have the most famous thinkers in the world teaching stuff on neurology and artificial intelligence and stuff like that. Your main homework assignment is to come up with an idea that will help a billion people. That's an easy one. Re-elect Narendra Modi.
But as you can see, that's just the way I think, like, I think if I got accepted to Singularity University (which costs $25K for a couple of weeks) I would have a pretty different perspective. It's funny, in my reading on SU, all I heard about was Moore's Law this and Moore's Law that, about how computing power will always grow at an exponential rate. Maybe not. This is an easy one. Has banking innovation grown at an exponential rate? No. Has utility innovation grown at an exponential rate? No. Computers have grown at an exponential rate because the government gnomes have left them alone. If you leave something alone, it will grow at an exponential rate.