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
- 3D Printing Everything: Ultra-Cheap, Zero-Waste Products Are Comingviews: 136
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: 3D printing is about to transform manufacturing as we know it, decimating waste… multiplying speed to market, and harnessing never-before-used materials. Additive manufacturing products and services are projected to more than double by 2024, just five years [...]
- How Augmented Reality Will Overhaul Our Most Crucial Industriesviews: 264
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: Augmented reality (AR) has already exceeded over 2,000 AR apps on over 1.4 billion active iOS devices… Even if on a rudimentary level, the technology is now permeating the consumer products space. And in just the next [...]
- Peter Diamandis- Building From Thin Air & The Carbon Revolutionviews: 541
Imagine making fuel, plastics, and concrete out of “thin air.” That’s the promise of Direct Air Capture (DAC), a technology that fundamentally disrupts our contemporary oil economy. Mimicking what already occurs in nature, DAC essentially involves industrial photosynthesis, harnessing the [...]
- 5 AI Breakthroughs We’ll Likely See In The Next 5 Yearsviews: 331
by Peter H. Diamandis: Convergence is accelerating disruption… everywhere! Exponential technologies are colliding into each other, reinventing products, services, and industries… As AI algorithms such as Siri and Alexa can process your voice and output helpful responses, other AIs like Face++ can recognize faces. And [...]
- AI Is About To Completely Change The Face Of Entertainmentviews: 650
by Peter H. Diamandis: Twenty years ago, entertainment was dominated by a handful of producers and monolithic broadcasters, a near-impossible market to break into… Today, the industry is almost entirely dematerialized, while storytellers and storytelling mediums explode in number. And this is [...]