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Great Singularity University-themed quote: “It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all that the human mind has accomplished is but the dream before the awakening; out of our lineage, minds will spring that will reach back to us in our littleness to know us better than we know ourselves. A day will come, one day in the unending succession of days, when beings, beings who are now latent in our thoughts and hidden in our loins, shall stand upon this earth as one stands upon a footstool, and shall laugh and reach out their hands amidst the stars.”  –H.G. Wells

(Thanks, Michael!)

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Singularity University is finally moving out of stealth mode — the list of students of the Graduate Studies Program Inaugural Class (GSP-09) has just been announced.  The media will be invited in to come meet the students over the next few weeks.

Keith Kleiner posted some photos and description of the first three weeks of SU.

I just met someone at the mixer after Singularity University’s public forum, and had a conversation that went like this:

Me: “What do you do?”

The other guy: “I was one of the seed funders for a few startups.”

Me: “Like what, for example?”

The other guy: “Facebook, PayPal, you know…”

Some more media coverage of SU.

“Dear SU Associate Founders, Faculty, Students and Friends – We’ve just completed our first week of Singularity University and I have to say that I’m extremely pleased and proud of what we have created.  It is real, off and running, and here to stay.”  (continued on the SU blog)

If anyone’s in the Bay Area this Thursday, this will be the event to be at:

“Join some of the world’s leading experts in public health, climate change, energy, and others as they discuss the “grand challenges” in water, health, the environment, and energy, and identify some of the technical and political issues associated with making significant progress in finding immediate and long-term sustainable solutions that can positively affect at least one billion people in the next 10 years.”

RSVP here.