Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Future Lies Ahead

You may have seen these posters on lampposts around UCLA. And if you were really curious about what they are about, you may have attempted to go to the web address given on the poster:

Were you to type that address into your computer, you will get an error message because the correct address is in fact:  [Someone left out the "x."]

And if you go to the correct address and click on "about," this is what you get:

A New Initiative from UCLA and XPRIZE.

It’s 2015. They said we would have flying cars by now. Hoverboards. Vacations on the Moon. What happened to the future? To thinking big? At UCLA and XPRIZE, we still are. We are at the forefront of tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges and developing technologies once thought beyond our reach. That’s why we’re teaming up to launch FuturizeX, a new initiative at UCLA to inspire the next generation of innovators and technologies. FuturizeX will create a new plattform on the UCLA campus for students and the greater Los Angeles community to explore the new breakthroughs and new ideas that are transforming the blueprint of tomorrow in medicine, engineering, education, and beyond.

We’d like you to join us. Are you ready?
This is just the beginning.
If the beginning is an incorrect web address, what more can we look forward to?

Your truly's suggestion is to change the web address to match the posters. Do it now! Don't wait for the future! Does that innovative suggestion merit an Xprize?

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