A couple of days ago I got a message, that some of you might have called "a bad message".
It said, "Thank you for submitting an application to attend Singularity University's 2013 Graduate Studies Program. While our admissions committee commends you for your accomplishments, we are unable to offer you a place in our class this summer. We appreciate your interest in Singularity University, and wish you all the best in your future endeavors."
For me that was a neutral message. It certainly freed up my mind, and making room for other relevant work to be done - especially in my present job search.
My advice on this ambitious application: If given the choice take it! You learn in any case!!!
Cheers, and all participants of #GSP13 very enjoyable, and innovative weeks in the summer :-)
PS.: To get a sense of the event in 2012 check this compilation of quotes.