Stanford UniStanford University is in the Silicon Valley and has been the home of so many start-ups and the nursery of some of the greatest technical innovations so it is unsurprising that a new ‘University’ called the Singularity University should find itself a place in Silicon Valley, since it is an institution created in the valley’s own image, highly networked, fuelled by a cocktail of philanthropy-capitalism and endowed with an almost mystical sense of its own destiny. Naturally Google, Microsoft and NASA and other leading institutions and many sponsors like Cisco and the biotech giant Genentech are supporting the University both with money and campus space.

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