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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If you pull back a little bit from the sea of bad news that?s assaulting us these days, what you actually see is a preponderance of trends that are moving in a fantastic direction. Take healthcare: Over the past century, child mortality rates have dropped by 90 percent, while the length of human lifespan has doubled. Or poverty, which has dropped more in the past 50 years than it has in the previous 500.

In the beginning, says Clarke, ?people tell you that?s a crazy idea, and it?ll never work. Next, people say your idea might work, but it?s not worth doing. Finally, eventually, people say, I told you that it was a great idea all along!?

It's a very frustrated market.

My advice: (1) Apply for SU's summer program. best experience in the world! (2) Find your inner passion -- do that which drives you most. Don't do anything FOR someone else, do it for you; (3) Do something. Commit, take action. Everything big, bold and meaningful in life is hard work. Take the first step.

Our hope is that the X PRIZE Cup activities will help bring suborbital tourism operators to the southern New Mexico site for year-round passenger launch operations,

Revolutionary ideas come from nonsense. If an idea is truly a breakthrough, then the day before it was discovered, it must have been considered crazy or nonsense or both?otherwise it wouldn?t be a breakthrough.

Suddenly Google can help you find your car keys. Stolen property becomes a thing of the past. When your house is running out of toilet paper or cleaning products or espresso beans, it can automatically reorder supplies. If prosperity is really saved time, then the Internet of things is a big pot of gold.

If your goal is to reshape the world, then how the world learns about your plan is every bit as important as the plan itself.

In the developing world, it will bring reliable health care to billions who don?t currently have it. In the developed world, like here in the US?where medical costs go up another 8 percent every year and 16.5 percent of the economy goes to health care?if personalized medical technologies like the lab-on-a-chip aren?t brought to bear on the situation, we?re going to bankrupt the country.

It's bringing 21st-century racing into people's personal living rooms... It's really the mix of NASCAR excitement and spaceflight.

My childhood dreams were focused on being part of the effort to make humanity a multi-planetary species.

Our species has been sending messages to one another for 150,000 years.

Right now a Masai warrior with a cell phone has better mobile phone capabilities than the president of the United States did twenty-five years ago. And if he?s on a smart phone with access to Google, then he has better access to information than the president did just fifteen years ago.

Super-ambitious goals tend to be unifying and energizing to people; but only if they believe there's a chance of success.

I think that we're living in a time where there are trillion-dollar opportunities that never existed before.

Imagine a world of nine billion people with clean water, nutritious food, affordable housing, personalized education, top-tier medical care, and nonpolluting, ubiquitous energy.

In the genomics world, we are supporting Craig Venter's original vision of getting an ability to have gene sequencing occur for the masses. While we have a single genome sequenced, the real benefits for humanity come when there are tens of thousands of genomes sequenced and the computing power available today can correlate certain sequences with certain diseases or drug interactions.

It's got to be participatory. It's about bringing 21st century racing into people's living rooms.

My father, who grew up picking olives on the Greek island of Lesbos, was a doctor. So my family expected me to become a physician.

Over the next 30 - 40 years (not 40 - 50) humanity will establish itself in space, independent of Earth. We finally have the technology at hand to do this... and the wealth... and the will. That is HUGE. Millions of years from now, as people look back at these next few decades, it will be the moment in time that we broke away irreversibly and became a multi-planetary species. Not since lung fish crawled out of the oceans onto land has this happened!

Right now more folks have access to a cell phone than a toilet. In fact, the ancient Romans had better water quality than half the people alive today.

Taken in total, the result is a population convinced that the end is near and there?s not a damn thing to do about it.

At a global level, the gap between wealthy nations and poorer nations continues to close. Across the board, we are living longer, wealthier, healthier lives. Certainly, there are still millions of people living in dire, back-breaking poverty, but using almost every quality-of-life metric available?access to goods and services, access to transportation, access to information, access to education, access to life-saving medicines and procedures, means of communication, value of human rights, importance of democratic institutions, durable shelter, available calories, available employment, affordable energy, even affordable beer?our day-to-day experience has improved massively over the past two centuries.

By solving our water worries, we?re also alleviating world hunger, relieving poverty, lowering the global disease burden, slowing rampant population growth, and preserving the biosphere.

Eight exponentially growing fields were chosen as the core of SU?s curriculum: biotechnology and bioinformatics; computational systems; networks and sensors.

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