Humanizing the Singularity

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Humanizing the Singularity

“You’re Humanizing the Singularity,” he said at last week’s Burning Man.

I thought about it for a moment and then agreed, “Yes, I am. That’s a good way to say it.”

That is my mission – to advocate that we build technology to serve our deep humanness.

In 2015, when I started Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program, a small group of us talked about tech supporting deep human connection. I went on to build Transformative and the others founded Emerge and developed novel ultrasound technology to enable touch at a distance.

“I think you’re also feminizing the Singularity,” she added when I told her later that day.

I considered it, “That’s true too. I suppose that I am.”

In 2018, when Rui Ma and I started the Transformative Tech Academy, almost 50% of our founders were women. The next year it was over 50%.

I had a few people ask me, “Is it because your tech is so touchy-feely?”

I countered, “Women are always present when the stakes are high.”

We didn’t run a female focused recruitment campaign.

We created a space where people could focus on tech that really matters — and the women came to build — as did the men who valued the same humanity.

I see our work as a community as creating balance with technology.

  • We focus on tech for the inside world to balance tech for the outside world.
  • We create tech for the mind to balance tech for the body.
  • We’ll leverage biology to balance artificiality.

Together, we balance, humanize, and bring the feminine into technology so it can reflect us all.

To highlight this balance more, I’d love to make a list of the Top 50 women in Transformative Tech.

Please reply with the female founders, scientists, investors that you are tracking.

P.S.S.  Here’s the rest of the series:

Comments (3)

  1. Chris MacGregor

    What do you mean by Singularity?

  2. Zoran Kovacevic

    Krystal Commons is a great candidate for this list for her work on Toymint and Minted Teddy (next-gen kids toys).

  3. Vince Fakhoury Horn

    I’ve been following the work of technologist Amber Case for some years.

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