Peter Diamandis, fully Peter H. Diamandis

Peter
Diamandis, fully Peter H. Diamandis
1961

Greek-American Engineer, Physician and Entrepreneur, Founder and Chairman of X Prize Foundation X Prize Foundation which offers large cash incentive prizes to inventors to solve grand challenges like space flight, low-cost mobile medical diagnostics and oil spill cleanup, Chairman of Singularity University

Author Quotes

When people say we have an information-based economy, what they really mean is that what we have figured out is how to exchange information.

When seen through the lens of technology, few resources are truly scarce; they?re mainly inaccessible. Yet the threat of scarcity still dominates our worldview.

When there?s a tiger in the bush, there isn?t much time to think, so the brain takes a shortcut: it doesn?t.

We need to be willing to take risks we were willing to at the beginning of space exploration and every other frontier, ... We're not going to have these breakthroughs until we have a profitable industry.

Where there is vision, the people flourish. The impossible becomes the possible. And abundance for all becomes imagine what?s next.

We went through a lengthy selection process ... narrowing it down to Florida and New Mexico. Both states provided us their best and final bid and they both offered very attractive opportunities.

With an upgrade to a webcam and a laptop, it can happen live and in color.

We weren?t able to hear it, to see it, to capture it. Now we can because all of this stuff is now instrumented.

With the convergence of infinite computing, artificial intelligence, ubiquitous broadband coverage, and low-cost tablets, we can provide a nearly free and personalized education to anyone, anywhere, at any time. This is an incredible force for abundance. Imagine billions of newly invigorated minds, thrilled by the voyage of discovery, using their newly gained knowledge and skills to improve their lives.

We will soon have the ability to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp.

Yet today, even the poorest Americans have access to a telephone, television, and a flush toilet?three luxuries that even the wealthiest couldn?t imagine at the turn of the last century. In fact, as will soon be clear, using almost any metric currently available, quality of life has improved more in the past century than ever before.

We're creating an event that has multiple things happening over two-weeks and during a fixed period of time. There's going to be lots going on.

You have raised a tide that will bring billions of dollars into the industry and fund other teams to compete, ... We will begin a new era of spaceflight.

We're not seeing any breakthroughs in physics or materials science here,

You have raised a tide that will bring billions of dollars into the industry and fund other teams to compete. We will begin a new era of spaceflight.

What all this means is that if your case against abundance rests upon ?the hole we?re in is too deep to climb out of? defense, well, you might want to find a different defense.

You learn through doing. This suggests that if you want more learning, you want more doing.

What do you hope people will get from reading your book? The first is hope. You can?t change the world if you don?t believe it?s changeable. The second is a vision and road map: a way to take bigger risks, create an innovation culture, and focus on solving problems rather than complaining about them. Most importantly, we want people to understand that, more than ever before in history, individuals can now band together to solve grand challenges. We don?t believe abundance happens automatically. It?s up to each of us. That?s what makes today so different. We face enormous problems, but we?as individuals? have enormous power to solve them. It really is a magical time.

Your mission is to find a product or service that can positively impact the lives of 1 billion people because that's the game we're playing today.

What we desperately need is accurate, low-cost, easy-to-use, point-of-care diagnostics designed specifically for the sixty percent of the developing world that lives beyond the reach of urban hospitals and medical infrastructures. This is what Lab-on-a-Chip technology can deliver.

You're flying at an altitude that you wouldn't be able to use a parachute. The safest thing to do -- if there's a problem -- is to come back and land, just like a regular flight would.

What?s the best way to solve these issues? Raise global standards of living.

Youth (and youthful attitudes) drives innovation?always has and always will.

When I think about creating abundance, it's not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it's about creating a life of possibility. It is about taking that which was scarce and making it abundant.

When it comes to predicting technological trends, we?ve gotten it almost down to a science. And perhaps no one is better at this science than Ray Kurzweil.

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First Name
Peter
Last Name
Diamandis, fully Peter H. Diamandis
Birth Date
1961
Bio

Greek-American Engineer, Physician and Entrepreneur, Founder and Chairman of X Prize Foundation X Prize Foundation which offers large cash incentive prizes to inventors to solve grand challenges like space flight, low-cost mobile medical diagnostics and oil spill cleanup, Chairman of Singularity University