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

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Mining asteroids will ultimately benefit humanity on and off the Earth in a multitude of ways.

Once the amygdala begins hunting bad news, it?s mostly going to find bad news.

Prosperity is simply time saved.

Space for far too long has been something we just see on TV or read about, and not something that we can personally participate in. And that's what our goal is here, to make it something you can personally get involved in.

If we trade, then I have a watch and you have a hunk of gold. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange them, then we both have two ideas. It?s nonzero.

In one sense, the X PRIZE has already succeeded. We've sparked a diverse set of vehicles that are being tested and built. Secondly, we've got people excited about this market place.

It was the creation of a new breakthrough technology known as electrolysis, discovered independently and almost simultaneously in 1886 by American chemist Charles Martin Hall and Frenchman Paul H‚roult, that changed everything. Suddenly everyone on the planet had access to ridiculous amounts of cheap, light, pliable metal.

Moore?s law states that every eighteen months, the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles, which essentially means that every eighteen months, computers get twice as fast for the same price.

Once the rise in the position of the lower classes gathers speed, economist Friedrich Hayek wrote in his 1960 book, The Constitution of Liberty, ?catering to the rich ceases to be the main source of great gain and gives place to efforts directed toward the needs of the masses.

Quite simply, good news doesn?t catch our attention. Bad news sells.

Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.

If you can?t shed people, you have to stretch the resources those people use. And stretch them dramatically.

In other words, we are now living in a world of information and communication abundance.

It will be a couple of weeks about speed and excitement...technology and adventure for the whole family.

Moreover, it wasn?t just that information-based technologies were growing exponentially. It was that they did so regardless of what else was going on in the world.

One of the advantages we now possess in addressing the world?s woes is information. We have a lot of it, especially about population growth and its various drivers and effects.

Reading, Writing, and Ready teaching every child on the planet the basics of literacy, mathematics, life skills, and critical thinking.

Streamlining supply chains and minimizing waste to an extraordinary degree. Efficiency goes through the roof. With critical appliances activated only when needed (lights that flick on as someone approaches a building), the energy-saving potential alone would be world changing. And world saving.

If you give people unlimited time and money, they'll do things the same old way. But if they have to achieve the goal in a brief time, they'll either give up or try something new.

In the 1800s, going from Boston to Chicago via stagecoach took two weeks? time and a month?s wages. Today it takes two hours and a day?s wage.

It?s during our lifetime that we?re moving off this planet. Please join us in this epic adventure.

Most of them accomplished this feat by solving problems that had long been considered unsolvable. Taken together, they are a group whose track record showed that one of the better responses to the threat of scarcity is not to try to slice our pie thinner?rather it?s to figure out how to make more pies.

Our days of isolation are behind us. In today?s world, what happens ?over there? impacts ?over here.?

Renting a CPU core hour at Amazon costs less than a nickel.

Suddenly an invention developed in China can be perfected in India, then printed and utilized in Brazil on the same day?giving the developing world a poverty-fighting mechanism unlike anything yet seen.

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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