Now it is time to apply for #GSP14 - initial deadline is December 15, 2013 (final deadline January 15, 2014)
Don't get me wrong, myself I also don't own 29,500 $ but I am eager to try the impossible (seeming) - the forth consecutive time since 2011.
Go forward, and if given the choice go for the impossible seeming!!!
PS.: If you happen to be based in Dresden, be invited to join a local #GSP14 group (to be announced later on here)
PPS.: Ray Kurzweil on Singularity University right after the founding at TED - to give an impression what this is all about.