“I thought, ‘Wow! What if I could create a competition, a prize that would open up space so that I could get a chance to go and bring my friends with me?’” said Peter Diamandis.
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Dr. Peter Diamandis joins Dylan Ratigan on the Dylan Ratigan show, to discuss his new book, Abundance.
Peter Diamandis, author of Abundance, says Americans are too negative about the future considering all the technological advances on the horizon.
The X PRIZE Foundation's Peter Diamandis joins Morning Joe to discuss "Abundance," a book he co-authored with Steven Kotler which discusses how technology can raise the basic standard of living for everyone on the planet.
The X-Prize foundation now offers similar prizes for other achievements. If you know how to build a car that gets 100 miles per gallon, or can design a rover that sends back pictures from the moon, get in touch.
Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism -- that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. "I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down...
As these examples demonstrate, Messrs. Diamandis and Kotler think that individual innovators can and will make huge differences to human living standards. Many of their book's fascinating examples are drawn from the world of business.
The ultimate goal is replicating the full-body diagnostic “tricorder” from the “Star Trek” TV show, a goal that is being encouraged by a $10 million prize put up by Qualcomm, the smartphone chip maker, through the X-Prize Foundation.
The exabyte story and many other examples of accelerating returns are chronicled in "Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think" by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Mr. Diamandis is the chairman and chief executive of the X Prize Foundation...
"Healthcare today certainly falls far short of the vision portrayed in Star Trek," Paul Jacobs, the head of Qualcomm, says. But by partnering with the X Prize Foundation, his firm hopes to drive medical technology in that direction.