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Peter Diamandis
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Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of XPRIZE, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.  Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight, the Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education.

Diamandis is also the co-Founder & Executive Chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution teaching graduates and executives about exponentially growing technologies and their potential to address humanity’s grand challenges.

Diamandis recently co-Authored Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think.

Diamandis has founded or co-founded many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector including Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League and Space Adventures. He also counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives.

Dr. Diamandis attended MIT where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D.   Diamandis’ personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!”

Entries by Peter Diamandis

Plugging Into Your Brain

(16) Comments | Posted November 22, 2015 | 6:16 PM

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Ray Kurzweil's wild prediction that in the 2030s, nanobots will connect our brains to the cloud, merging biology with the digital world.

Let's talk about what's happening today.

Over the past few decades, billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of...

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Disrupting Today's Healthcare System

(5) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 1:03 PM

This week in San Diego, Singularity University is holding its Exponential Medicine Conference, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today's broken healthcare system.

Healthcare today is reactive, retrospective, bureaucratic and expensive.

It's sick care, not healthcare.

This blog is about why the $3 trillion healthcare system...

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Billionaire Yuri Milner's $100M Bet

(9) Comments | Posted October 31, 2015 | 6:33 PM

In the past six years, we have discovered 1,031 planets circling around distant stars "in the habitable zone" (i.e. not too cold, not too hot... able to sustain life).

These are 1,000 of an estimated 40 billion Earth-sized planets within the Milky Way that have been identified by an incredible...

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내가 인공지능을 두려워하지 않는 이유

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2015 | 11:42 AM

인공지능(Artificial Intelligence)은 우리가 개발하고 있는 기술 중 가장 중요하다.

인류에게 있어 이것은 위협이 아니라 엄청난 기회다.

AI란 무엇인가?

넓게 말하면, AI는 컴퓨터가 당신의 질문을 이해하고, 방대한 기억 저장소를 찾아 당신에게 가장 정확한 답을 해주는 능력이다.

AI는 컴퓨터가 당신을 위해 방대한 양의 정보를 처리하고,...

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Por que não tenho medo da inteligência artificial

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 7:40 PM

A inteligência artificial é a tecnologia mais importante que estamos desenvolvendo nesta década.

É uma enorme oportunidade para a humanidade, não uma ameaça.

O que é a IA?

Grosso modo, IA é a capacidade de um computador entender sua pergunta, procurar em seus vastos bancos de memória e dar a...

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Why I Don't Fear Artificial Intelligence

(120) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 3:06 PM

Artificial Intelligence is the most important technology we're developing this decade.

It's a massive opportunity for humanity, not a threat.

So what is AI?

Broadly, AI is the ability of a computer to understand your question, to search its vast memory banks and to give you the most accurate answer.

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My Predictions for the Next 10 Years

(43) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 7:09 PM

Though it is hard to believe, 10 years ago...

• The first video was uploaded to YouTube.

• Facebook, then 1 year old, dropped the "the" from its old URL "" after acquiring "" for $200K

• An early prototype of an autonomous car completed the DARPA Grand Challenge...

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Bilhões de consumidores emergentes vêm aí

(4) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 12:46 PM

A mudança (positiva) mais dramática da economia global está prestes a acontecer, entre 2016 e 2020.

De 3 bilhões a 5 bilhões de novos consumidores que nunca compraram nada, nunca fizeram um único upload e nunca inventaram nem venderam nada estão prestes a entrar na internet e a dar um...

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The 'Rising Billion' New Consumers Will Arrive by 2020

(7) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 2:27 PM

The most dramatic (positive) change in our global economy is about to occur between 2016 and 2020.

Three to 5 billion new consumers, who have never purchased anything, never uploaded anything and never invented and sold anything, are about to come online and provide a mega-surge to the global economy.

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Evidence of Abundance 21: Affordable Airfare Plummeting Price of Air Travel

(4) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 5:03 PM

In this hectic holiday travel season, it's easy to forget about the magic of airflight.

And in today's evidence of abundance, I'll show you just how affordable it's gotten, let alone the convenience of booking online.

In 1980, it cost just under $600 to take a round-trip flight within the...

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Evidence of Abundance #20: Global Education

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2014 | 11:16 AM

In last week's "Evidence of Abundance," I shared the data on the average educational attainment in the U.S. Today I'd like to share the numbers expanded to include the global population.

In the 1820s the U.S., Japan, and the UK were some of the only countries where the...

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Evidence of Abundance 19: Increasing Education

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 3:04 PM

Today's Evidence of Abundance illustrates how educational levels are increasing across the U.S.

In the 1940s, about 20% of people in the U.S. had graduated from high school, but less than 5% continued their education to get bachelor's degrees or higher.

Today, it's a different story. As of 2012, over...

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Evidence of Abundance 18: Literacy in the U.S.

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 2:05 PM

Today's Evidence of Abundance is a topic near to my heart: solving illiteracy.

At the turn of the 20th century, the disparity in literacy here in the U.S. largely came down to race. Nearly half of minorities at that time - 45 percent - were illiterate, while 94 percent of...

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Evidence of Abundance #16: 1,000 Times Cheaper to Launch a Startup

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 5:59 PM

Today, it's 1,000 times cheaper to start an Internet company than 14 years ago. That's amazing!

Today's evidence of abundance is about this plummeting cost of launching an Internet startup.

In 2000, just before the first dot-com bubble burst, it cost a whopping $5 million to launch a tech startup.

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Evidence of Abundance #15: Digital Photography Explosion

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 12:24 PM

This week's evidence of abundance shows another exciting data explosion due to increasingly affordable technology: photography.

Remember when vacation photos meant toting along a bulky camera?

And that expensive camera required film, with a finite number of images that you could capture on each roll.

Every shutter click mattered, because...

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Evidence of Abundance #14: Worldwide Internet Adoption

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 1:44 PM

In last week's evidence of abundance, I shared three graphs illustrating the plummeting prices of computers, bandwidth and digital storage.

Over the next few weeks, I'll show what the world's population is doing with this technology.

Perhaps the most prevalent example is the widespread adoption of the Internet. In the...

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Evidence of Abundance #13: Inexpensive Technology

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 2:38 PM

Today's evidence of abundance centers on the growing affordability of technology.

It used to be that the only ones with access to cutting-edge technology were top government labs, big companies and the ultra-rich. It was simply too expensive for the rest of us to afford.

But as you'll see in...

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Evidence of Abundance #12: Reducing Poverty

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 1:12 PM

We often hear people complain about the rich getting rich and the poor getting poorer. But in today's evidence of abundance, I want to share an alternate perspective that shows we're actually reducing poverty.

The following graph is based on information from The Economist's June 2013 cover story. Take a...

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Announcing My Boldest Mission Yet

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 4:31 PM

I'm writing to tell you about the boldest XPRIZE I've ever launched.

...and I want you involved.

There are nearly one billion illiterate people on Earth.

Two-thirds of them are women; 250 million of them are children.

These are kids who can't read, write or do basic math.


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Disruption of the Electric Utility

(13) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 12:50 PM

Today's Evidence of Abundance is about renewable energy.

Check out the first graph below, showing the massive increase in alternative energy investments between 2004 and 2011 (over $300 billion as of 2011).

It was under $50 million just 10 years ago. That's a 500 percent increase in...

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