Peter Diamandis Talks to TED
X PRIZE'S CEO, Peter Diamandis, gave a keynote TED talk on Wednesday about the abundance of the future via the accessibility of exponentially-growing technology. He recently released his book "Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think", which hit #1 on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and #2 on the NY Times Bestseller List, and is using it as a platform to raise global awareness regarding the potential uses of technology to spread information, resources, and education to every able mind. Although the media focuses the death, danger and depletion of the world, Peter points out, we also have the ability to begin accelerating the development and implementation of applications with sociological impact with the use of instant information sharing, so that we can stray from this into a future of abundance. From energy sources to personal health, Peter aims to raise the right questions through the right channels in hopes that forward-thinking companies and individuals step up and tackle these pending issues, as well as lead them into a new visionary forefront himself with prizes like the Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE.
It's a great talk and definitely inspiring, to say the least. I'm not just saying this because he's my boss either. His vision and that mindset are what brought me to X Prize to begin with and hopefully this can inspire a few of you as well. You can check out his talk here: