What will I learn?

Overview

The famous computer scientist, Alan Kay, once said, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” As such, we are all responsible for inventing the future we hope we and our descendants will experience.

In this highly interactive course, we will be exploring how to predict and invent the future and why this is important by focusing on a wide variety of frontier technologies, Such as robotics, AI, genomics, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, 3D Printing, VR/AR, Synthetic Meat, etc. The class will feature debates in which students present utopian and dystopian scenarios, and determine what has to be done to inoculate ourselves against the negative consequences. 

Learn with

Teaching Team

Tina Seelig

Stanford d.school

Lisa Kay Solomon

Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership, Singularity University

Contact us 

Questions? 

Email Tina Seelig at tseelig@stanford.edu.

Details

  • MS&E 177

  • Th, 1:30 - 4:20p

  • 4 Units

  • Letter Grade

  • Studio 2

Apply

Admission by application. Due 11:59p, Friday, September 7th.

Apply here!

Accepting 32 students.

Open to Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students.