Peter Diamandis on Exploring Exponential Technologies

Peter Diamandis on a ZERo G flight. Credit: Peter Diamandis.

Peter Diamandis is a thought leader who has started over 20 companies. One of those companies is a venture company that invests in exponential technologies. In this talk he discusses exponential technologies among other ideas.

This is the third and final episode of our three part Podcast Winter Series. Anyone familiar with the XPrize, and in particular the ANSARI and Google Lunar XPrize’s, will be familiar with today’s speaker. In this recent Talks at Google recorded on December 11 , 2018, the speaker is Peter Diamandis who discussed Exploring Exponential Technologies. While the talk itself is not targeted specifically at the space community, it does discuss technologies related to space. The broader ideas discussed are useful for anyone interested in innovation.

Diamandis spends about 15 minutes talking to the audience before doing a fireside chat with Jack Hidary, Director of AI and Quantum at X, X being formerly known as Google X.

For those who are not familiar with Peter Diamandis, he is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPrize Foundation, the world’s leading large-scale incentive competition that produced, among others, the ANSARI XPrize which directly led to the founding of Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit, the Spaceship Company and many other companies. He is also the Executive Founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels on growing technologies and also a co-Founder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies.

An academic, entrepreneur, and an author, Diamandis holds a degree in Molecular Genetics and Aerospace Engineering from MIT and a Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School. He has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital and education and has published two books, “Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think” and “BOLD: How to go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World.”

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Talks at Google: Peter Diamandis “Exploring Exponential Technologies”

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