At Singularity University thought leaders, Nobel Prize winners and rocket surgeons put their heads together. They have one mission: design a product or service that will positively impact one billion people within 10 years. Their projects range from room temperature superconductivity to 3-D printed flesh—with no directive toward profit.
This piece originally aired in 2010. Singularity University's summer global solutions program is for 80 people. Salim Ismail is the founding executive director and currently serves as the global ambassador.