Los Angeles, California
Chairman & CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation
When I think about creating abundance, it’s not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it’s about creating a life of possibility. It is about taking that which was scarce and making it abundant.
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Peter H. Diamandis
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space.
In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.
Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.
In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and mining of asteroid for precious materials. He is the also Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Space Adventures, the only company to have brokered the launches of private citizens to the International Space Station, and co-Founder, past-CEO of Zero Gravity Corporation providing weightless parabolic flights.
Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times.
He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
He has won multiple awards, including the first Heinlein Laureate, the 2010 Economist “No Boundaries” Innovator of the Year Award, the 2007 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the 2006 Lindbergh Award, the 2006 Neil Armstrong Award and first place in the Estes rocket design contest when he was an 8th grader.
Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”
Articles and Videos
- A Model for the Future of Education - Peter Diamandis, MDviews: 927
by Peter Diamandis: As kids worldwide head back to school, I’d like to share my thoughts on the future of education. Bottom line, how we educate our kids needs to radically change given the massive potential of exponential tech (e.g. [...]
- Billion New Minds Online: The Coming Era Of Connectivityviews: 326
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: In the next 6 years, 4 billion “new minds” are about to be connected to the world wide web, at gigabit connection speeds, at near zero-cost… By 2024, we are connecting every person on Earth to the web with [...]
- Three Huge Ways Tech Is Overhauling Healthcareviews: 490
by Peter H. Diamandis: We are on the brink of a revolution in healthcare. AI is making the drug discovery process >100X faster and cheaper, and 90 percent more likely to succeed in clinical trials… Mobile health is predicted to become a $102 billion [...]
- Is It Moral To Seek Immortality? A Discussion At The Vaticanviews: 641
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: Earlier this month, I participated in a discussion/debate at the Vatican on the topic of “The Morality of Immortality.” The discussion was moderated by CNN medical anchor Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and included Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman, Elder [...]
- These 4 Tech Trends Are Driving Us Toward Food Abundanceviews: 522
by Peter Diamandis: From a first-principles perspective, the task of feeding eight billion people boils down to converting energy from the sun into chemical energy in our bodies… Traditionally, solar energy is converted by photosynthesis into carbohydrates in plants (i.e., biomass), [...]