Archive for September 23rd, 2010

Impact of Accelerating Technologies

September 23, 2010

Singularity University is teaching the importance of accelerating technologies. It is teaching its students “to take advantage of exponential growth trends in order to create global change.” Salim Ismail, CEO of SU points out that many startups turn into billion dollar businesses in ever shortening time frames, sometimes as little as two years. And he says that many of the technologies we are learning today will be outdated by the time they are completed.

How will we manage this accelerated growth in technology? Is there anyway to keep abreast of it? Will only rapid development approaches be successful in the near term? What about legacy systems (like many EMRs) which take years to upgrade? Maybe events like the upcoming Health 2.o Hackathon will be the real future of healthcare technology.

What the Singularity video here:

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