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

A "disruptive convergence." Technologies are exploding and conjoining like never before, and our brains can't easily anticipate such rapid transformation. Our current means of governance and its supporting regulatory structures aren't designed for this pace. Look at the financial markets. Over the past decade, billion-dollar companies like Kodak, Blockbuster, and Tower Records collapsed nearly overnight, while new billion-dollar companies appeared out of nowhere. YouTube went from start-up to being acquired by Google for $1.65 billion in eighteen months.

Adventure travel is the fastest growing segment of the leisure travel business. And these X-Prize vehicles are basically the first step for future space-seeking adventure travelers,

A desire to better the world is predicated partially on empathy and compassion.

Africa has skipped a technological generation, by-passing the landlines that stripe our Western skies for the wireless way.

A Do-It-Yourself (DIY) revolution has been brewing for the past fifty years, but lately it?s begun to bubble over.

All of a sudden, something that was dangerous was attractive to potential sponsors who saw it as a highly visible thing, like race cars. Or it was attractive to wealthy individuals who were looking to do something fun.

A horse can lug two hundred pounds more than thirty miles in a day, but a C-130 carries forty-two thousand pounds over eight thousand miles during those same twenty-four hours.

An impromptu speech given by Google?s cofounder Larry Page near the end of the first day. Standing before about one hundred attendees, Page made an impassioned speech that this new university must focus on addressing the world?s biggest problems. ?I now have a very simple metric I use: are you working on something that can change the world? Yes or no? The answer for 99.99999 percent of people is ?no.?

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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