X-Prize Founder Peter Diamandis discusses how his passion for space travel has fueled innovation in science and technology, demonstrating that "nothing is impossible."
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Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight and the $10 million Progressive Automotive X PRIZE for 100 mile-per-gallon equivalent cars, the Foundation is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education.Diamandis is also an international leader in the commercial space arena, having founded and run many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector including Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League and Space Adventures.As co-Founder & Chairman of the Singularity University (www.singularityU.org), a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia, Diamandis counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. Diamandis’ personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!”
I can not say enough good things about Mr. Diamandis. This is truly visionary capitilism. Instead of using one capitol to enrich ones self at the expens of customers and workers or getting the government to finance the development and then finagling for governemnt contracts he has actually come up with ways to make capitol to work for the benefit of all. He is truly an example of what American capitolism should be. I can hardly wait to se what else they come up with.
Peter Diamandis is a philanthropic visionary whose noble efforts are as inspirational as they are salutary! Ghandi's quote of "Be the change you wish to see in the world." is obviously a principle that Peter Diamandis embraces with genuine passion and zeal! History will surely look back on him with reverence and adoration!