The Chronicle of Higher Education reports today that a cadre of forward-thinking uber-geeks is unveiling a new university to stay one step ahead of the technological curve.
Here's the money shot:
The hope is that such communication will speed the use of technology to cure diseases and solve other major problems, while helping to understand emerging technologies to better avoid potential downsides of radical new technologies.
Radical new technologies like... the internet? What makes this paragraph so painfully poignant is that the link to the University's website given in the article is not currently working. Not at all. Even if you Google "singularity university" and click on that link, you still get the ominous"oops" message from Google as shown above. (A message, I must admit, that I've not seen before today.)
Wow. Not an auspicious start for so ambitious a project.