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Intro to GNR(Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics)

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Provided by Emerie Apodaca

What is GNR?

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Image Credits: CNN

A Change of Pace in Innovation

The law of accelerating returns is a tendency that the speed of evolution increases exponentially. This belief in acceleration was not too popular till recently.

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https://cadburycommunications.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/technological-accelerated-change/

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[Pic: a revision of Martec’s law, by Scott Brinker of chiefmartec.com]

The Singularity, a Point of Uncertainty

“GNR will provide the means to overcome age-old problems such as illness and poverty, but it will also empower destructive ideologies. We have no choice but to strengthen our defenses while we apply these quickening technologies to advance our human values, despite a lack of consensu on what those values should be”
— Ray Kurzweil

The Singularity is a hypothetical point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible. We name this unforeseeable point the Singularity because in a black hole there is a one-dimensional point where the laws of physics cease to operate and we cannot see past it.

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  • reverse illness
  • eliminate world hunger
  • strikeout poverty
  • maybe even cure death

A Symbiotic Future

“the best choice for humans is to become symbiotic with machines. Not humans versus AI, but humans working with AI.”

Imagine,

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Andrew Kirima
Andrew was born in Kenya and moved to the US when he was 3. He graduated in the class of 2020 from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Systems Engineering and a minor in ECE (Electrical & Computer Engineering). His entrepreneurial endeavors began senior year of college when he and some classmates founded Facade Technologies to sponsor their own Senior Design Project. They built a desktop application named Facile that can compile APIs to automate other applications. Right now, he is the CTO of Sencha Credit, an early stage fintech company, where they are working hard to develop the debit card that builds credit. Their mission is to empower everyone to build credit effortlessly and reach new financial heights! He loves to share his enthusiasm for the acceleration of technology on his blog, as he encourages entrepreneurship while exhibiting his passion for deeptech. Andrew understands that the speed of innovation is exponential, but he’s worried it takes too long for organizations to utilize new innovation, so his mission is to teach & demystify the complexity of deeptech to everyone. “Humans beings are evolving. Some believe we’re transcending into a new paradigm of evolution, and I want people to embrace that future.”

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