‘Does the Isle of Man have change agents?’ was the question posed in a previous post:
My own personal opinion (permitted under Human Rights) is that we do. If we don’t then we soon will have. According to a webpage entitled: Isle of Man Where You Can – so much more of a ring to it than the costly and unoriginal ‘Freedom to Flourish’, don’t you think? – we are seeking Change Agents, with the assistance of Poker Stars.
Sponsored by PokerStars, the Isle of Man Grand Challenge requires two inspired individuals to take up the challenge of facilitating the development of advancing technologies and applying them to address one or more of humanity’s grand challenges.
They will be rewarded with a place each at Singularity University’s week- long Executive Programme in December 2013. The $25,000 total prize also includes flight and accommodation expenses.
How many more leaders do we need? Challenges? Yes. we are faced with challenges. How do we rid the world of corruption for a start. Something tells me this topic won’t be on the agenda. This is about technology – and change of course. So what sort of changes would the lucky winners be subjected to? Taking a look at the Singularity University website we find that not only does it boast that ‘Beyond the classroom we are agents of change.’ But it even goes on to explain that ‘Winners carry home the tools for disruption’!
We focus on global impact
We encourage local innovation through technology with our global impact competitions. Winners receive scholarships to attend our Graduate Studies Program and carry home the tools for disruption
Disruption? Change agents? Shouldn’t we know a little more about this?Advertisements