Singularity University FutureMed, here I come!
5 May 2011 (updated 3 July 2015)
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I’m excited to tell you that I’ll be attending the FutureMed executive program of Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley next week, from 10 to 15 May.
Singularity University was co-founded by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, as well as corporate founders including big names like Google and Nokia, with a mission to assemble, educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges. FutureMed, in particular, explores how exponentially developing technologies are shaping the future of health and medicine.
While attending, I plan to share with you my observations and thoughts, both here on my blog and via Twitter. Here are a couple questions on my mind as I prepare to attend:
1) For my employer, Merit Medical, how will emerging medical tech affect the market for disposable medical devices (catheters, syringes, needles, stopcocks, etc)?
2) For those who share my interest in the philosophical and cultural ramifications of emerging tech, how will exponentially advancing medical tech affect and be affected by politics and religion?
I’m looking forward to this experience!
If you like these thoughts, you might also like “145 Highlights from FutureMed Singularity University.”