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Automation and the Future of Work

Explore both the negative and positive effects of technological automation.



How to Learn 

Explore strategies for learning in addition to the importance of being a lifelong and independent learning.



Massive Transformative Purpose

This module will focus on the importance of organizing a team around an MTP and how you derive your own personal or company MTP.



Moonshot Thinking

This module will explore what Moonshot Thinking is, examples of notable moonshots and more importantly, how we can all adopt the mindset.


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Life & Career Skills

This module will get you up to date on the kind of skills that you need in order to be adaptable, productive, proactive and accountable throughout your career.



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Learning & Innovation Skills

Overview of the crucial learning and innovation skills such as creativity, collaboration, communication and and critical thinking.




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Hacking Your Flow State

Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. 


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The Quantified Self

The quantified self is better health through self-knowledge and self-tracking. By sequencing our DNA and keeping tabs on our cortisol level, our heart rate, our insulin production, and a range of other biometrics, we can self-track ourselves to optimum health. 


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The Big Picture

The overview effect is a shift in perception and cognition that astronauts and spacewalkers have described experiencing after viewing earth from up above. This module considers Jason’s views on the Overview Effect and seeing the Big Picture.


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Why We Play the Game of Life

There are at least two kinds of games: finite and infinite. Finite games are those instrumental activities - from sports to politics to wars - in which the participants obey rules, recognize boundaries and announce winners and losers. 



Telescope: Our Bridge to The Infinite

The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF) is an image of a small region of space in the constellation Fornax, containing an estimated 10,000 galaxies. This image has revealed high rates of star formation during the very early stages of galaxy formation, within a billion years after the Big Bang.




The technological singularity is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.

This module examines Jason Silva’s views on the Singularity.



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Future Finance

This module will present an introduction to fintech, crypto-currencies and the future of finance. It will give you an overview of everything you need to know in order to understand where we’re headed.





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Exponential Medicine

What does the future of medicine look like? Exponential technology is revolutionizing healthcare. How we prevent, treat and cure diseases is being radically transformed. Technology is set to transform the way that patients interact with their doctors and healthcare providers. 


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Adaptive Foresight

Do you care about the future? Do you want to get better at anticipating, creating, and managing it for yourself, your family, your teams, your organizations, your society, and your planet?



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Awe in Education

Many people live a life of routine and monotony. But those who seek out wonder, meaning, and intellectual complexity in their lives are found to be happier, healthier, and more motivated. At a fundamental level, we all crave to be a part of a grand mission, something larger than ourselves.


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Universal Basic Income

This module will explore what UBI is, and review the arguments for and against its implementation globally.


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Online Tribes

This module considers how our tribal instincts have shifted from the real world to the online world and why we should be wary of our tribal instincts.



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Free Expression on College Campuses

This module will explore the current issues with freedom of expression in college campuses and the importance of radical openness in this context.



Skepticism 101

This module will provide an overview of how we can all exercise healthy and positive skepticism in our lives. We will explore the role of scientific thinking and self-reflection in effective skepticism.


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Let the People Think

This module considers the importance of self-doubt, evidence-based thinking and some of the cognitive tools we need to make sense of Reality and the world around us.



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On Altruism

In this module we consider the meaning and significance of Altruism from a scientific, biological and philosophical perspective.



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Beauty and Colors

Does beauty truly lie in the eye of the beholder? Do the objects of the universe have an inherent beauty that lies beyond the need for human apprehension? To what extent are we genetically predisposed to consider something beautiful? Do we truly have free will in our apprehension of beauty?


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Moral Tribes

Our political beliefs, our religious beliefs, and even our beliefs about the climate and the very nature of reality are informed by our moral views. This module looks at how different groups have differing moral intuitions, and different unconscious biases. We will also explore the sources of much of our disagreements and conflicts on issues of morality.


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Poetry in the Digital Age

This module explores the similarities between Jason and the 19th Century Romantic poets and also explores the nature of the poetic sublime.


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Contemporary Art

This module focuses on the role of art in modern society, why it is so popular, the key figures in the art world that make it a multi-billion-dollar industry, the subculture of art and what art means to different sections of the art world.


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Golden Age of Arabic Science

This module considers the impact of the Golden Age of Arabic Science on the advancement of human learning and how the scholars of these great libraries made many remarkable original contributions to diverse fields.


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Keats' Awful Rainbox

This module explores the difference between scientific truth and poetic truth and focuses on the different ways in which the scientist and the artist contemplate existence and appreciate reality.


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On Nothing

This module take a multidisciplinary approach to the concept of nothing, and considers it from literary, philosophical, and scientific perspectives.


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Privacy in the Future

This module explores the ethical concerns with regards to privacy in the digital world and also looks at how our definition of “privacy” will evolve in the next century.


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Human Enhancements

Human enhancement, like any other technological tool, can be a double-edged sword. This module explores the positive and negative implications of overcoming our biological limitations.


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Future of AI: Policy, Public Discourse, and Solutions

In this module, we explore the role of policy and derive societal solutions for the benevolent use of artificial intelligence. We will also explore its impact on the education system at large.


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Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

This module explores all the positive applications of AI and the ways in which we can use it so solve problems. We will explore what it means to be a Cyborg and imagine a future where humans and AI merge to become one.


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AI Rights and Other Moral Obligations

In this module, we explore whether AI will ever deserve rights and what these rights would entail. We will evaluate the nature of future AI-human relationships and the role that consciousness has to play.


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Risks and Threats of Artificial Intelligence

There are many concerns and ethical issues when it comes to AI, such as those related to transparency, weaponization, privacy and much more. Learners will have an opportunity to explore these potential threats and consider how we can overcome them. The goal is to recognize these challenges and derive practical solutions for the future.


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Scientific Thinking

So what is science anyway? What are the key components to thinking scientifically? Why is it important to do so? This module will give learners an overview of the scientific process and how we can apply it to our everyday lives.


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Understanding Exponential Growth

This module will give learners an overview of the contrast between linear and exponential growth. Learners will identify the driving forces behind this accelerating change and learn to adopt an exponential mindset throughout their lives and careers.


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Technological Singularity

The technological singularity is a point in the future where exponentially growing technologies will usher in an age of greater than human intelligence and increasing merger between biological and artificial intelligence. 


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6 D's of Disruption

This growth cycle of any new exponential technology takes place in six key steps, which Peter Diamandis calls the Six Ds of Exponentials: digitization, deception, disruption, demonetization, dematerialization, and democratization. This module will go over each of these stages and allow learners to adopt an exponential mindset.


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An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

In order to be prepared for the future, we need to understand what AI is and what its applications are. This module provides an overview of different types of AI, industry trends and future predictions by experts in the field.


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Your Personal Brand

In this module, learners will identify strategies for effective personal branding. More important, they will learn how to align their online brand with their passions and true personalities. We will also explore ways to utilize personal branding to create value and contribute ideas to the online community.


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Global Digital Collaboration

In this module, we will explore the power of collaboration and its increasing importance in the future workforce. We will identify strategies for successful teamwork across digital networks.


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Leveraging Digital Networks

How can you connect and collaborate with talented individuals from around the world?
This module will give learners an overview of strategies when it comes to online networking. It is important to know how to take advantage of the growing global online network.


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Information, Media, and Technology Skills

This module will provide an introduction to digital skills that young minds need to be aware of in order to succeed in the information age. How can you successfully find and access reliable information on the internet? How are messages in media being constructed and for what purposes? How can we use technology to be productive? We will identify strategies on how to answer these questions and much more.


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Interdisciplinary Thinking

In this module, learners will be introduced to the importance of interdisciplinary thinking, what it is and learn how they can leverage it to solve problems. Learners will also be introduced to divergent and convergent thinking tools.