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🚀 Human Progress & Exponential Tech
🍍 Pineapple Squad

🚀 Human Progress & the Future

with 

Naysa 🇮🇳

 and 

Reem 🇰🇼

100% Remote
Global
Student-Led
Creator-Led

In this program, you'll explore what it means to live in a world defined by rapid change. You'll learn about new technologies (like CRISPR and VR), reflect on the relationship between technology & prosperity, and discuss what it really means to be human.

🔒 OPENS FALL 2021

Meet Your Discussion Leader

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Squads meet 2x/week for hour-long discussion sessions

Naysa 🇮🇳

Naysa 🇮🇳

WHERE THEY ARE

📍 Mumbai, India

Song recommendation

🎶 It's You by Ali Gatie

Favorite dessert

🧀 🍰 Cheesecake

Fun fact

🥊 Enjoys kickboxing & 🐴 horseback riding

Reem 🇰🇼

Reem 🇰🇼

WHERE THEY ARE

📍 Kuwait

Song recommendation

🎵 Golden - Harry Styles

Favorite dessert

🌋🍫 Lava Cake

Fun fact

🍴 Loves cooking & 🥰 passionate about MUN impact

4 weeks

$150

$400

FREE

Grades 9 - 12

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Squad will be born when 10 students are on waitlist

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In edgi sessions we ask everyone to have video on

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Program Breakdown

Weekly topics and terms you'll know by the end of the program

Week 1: The Human Era

What happened 12,000 years ago that gave rise to civilization? How have humans been able to dominate the world? What will the future look like if the pace of change continues to accelerate?

Human Era
Moore's Law
Law of Accelerating Returns

Week 2: A New Reality

What’s the difference between augmented and virtual reality? Does new technology help connect us or make us more lonely? Would you join the metaverse with your mother?

Augmented & Virtual Reality
The Metaverse
The Digital Divide

Week 3: Altering our Genes

What happens if we use genetic engineering to alter our bodies? Who gets access to this technology first? Would you customize your baby?

CRISPR-Cas9
GMO
Diffusion of Innovation

Week 4: What Makes us Human?

Could we use advances in technology to prolong life? Why would we want to put a chip in our brain? What does it mean to be human?

Brain-Computer Interface
Immortality
Neuralink

Mon & Wed

9 - 10pm IST / 6:30 - 7:30pm AST

Oct 4 - 27

Oct 4, 2021 3:30 PM
Oct 4, 2021 4:30 PM
Oct 6, 2021 3:30 PM
Oct 6, 2021 4:30 PM
October 27, 2021 4:30 PM
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