“I think of problems as goldmines.”
– Peter Diamandis
Peter is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation. He is also the Co-Founder (along with Craig Venter and Bob Hariri) of Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI); and the Co-Founder of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecrafts to mine asteroids for precious materials (seriously). His latest book, Bold, has endorsements from Bill Clinton, Eric Schmidt, and Ray Kurzweil.
Peter knows how to think and play big, and he can show you how to do the same.
This episode features the top-10 most popular questions you wanted Peter to answer, including:
- How do we disrupt the education system?
- What does the future of healthcare look like?
- When should you start building your billion-dollar business?
- Will technology destroy all the jobs?
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Selected Links from the Episode
- Learn more about XPrize
- Explore Singularity University
- Learn more about compiling health records at Human Longevity
- Interested in asteroid mining? Check out Planetary Resources
- Explore Modern Meadows and learn to rethink food production
- Start fixing the world’s biggest problems with incentive prizes, it’s easy with HeroX
- Learn more about the racers seeking to provide global internet:
- How do we disrupt the education system? [4:25]
- What do your first 10 minutes of the morning look like? Do you have a morning routine? [8:00}
- What are some unrealistic goals you think entire nations could aspire to? [10:00]
- What are the most exciting changes happening in healthcare, and what are the timetables for them to affect the general population? [13:20]
- A problem well defined is a problem half solved. How do you go about defining a problem? Or how do you ask better questions? [18:40]
- What is the most important thing for a 16-year-old to do over his summer vacation to keep moving forward and be prepared? [20:45]
- Whenever the question of ending hunger in Africa arises, someone always says, “There’s no sufficient distribution system.” Why couldn’t we feed African countries with a mere billion dollars, food, and a small army of powerful delivery drones? [24:00]
- Have you considered crowdfunding XPRIZE? [28:30]
- Will technology increase unemployment and will robots replace many jobs as the media is reporting? [30:20]
- Will Google, Facebook, or Elon Musk win the race to provide global internet? Will the FCC allow it? [33:35]
- How will Human Longevity differentiate itself from other biotech companies? [35:35]
- If you were 20 and had no experience whatsoever, what would you do to get into Singularity U and then create change in the world? [37:50]
Posted on: July 17, 2015.
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