We are now in a world in which there’s increasing complexity around how to integrate the many emergent and new micro-economies to create whole systems, as well as a new global economy. As big business gets bigger, trade barriers are eliminated, global mergers are more frequent and finances move freely around the world, there is a call to create a system of interconnected and international governance. Similarly, as international trade and global financial markets generate wealth (and the wealthy get wealthier) there is increasing pressure to take care of social needs, work on the preservation of peace, alleviate poverty, protect the environment, improve labor conditions and corporate culture and instill human rights.
In case you’re wondering how it’s even possible to truly address some of these issues, Singularity University have taken it upon themselves to do the ‘not impossible’. Bringing together some of the brightest minds and most promising entrepreneurs to solve the worlds greatest challenges, their mission is to improve the lives of 1+B people in the next 10 years. With the backing of Google and in partnership with NASA, SU have now built a global alumni that reaches across 85 countries and have successfully funded more than 100 start-ups who are applying exponential technologies and tools to create new sustainable business solutions.