Peter Diamandis

Everything Is Awesome -- And It Still Sucks

It’s a good time to be alive. If you don’t believe me, try subscribing to the <i>Future Crunch</i> newsletter.<p>Here are just a few tidbits from the latest …

Advertising Industry

Peter Diamandis Launches Son of Ansari X Prize

Just Launched: The $1M Base 11 Space Challenge — Student teams will launch a liquid fuel rocket to the edge of space. Support or partner here: …

Space Travel

How to Be Ridiculously Efficient

Steal Marissa Brassfield's secrets to do more in less time.<p>1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Known as the “goddess of operations” and “master of time management,” productivity expert Marissa Brassfield works with some of the most transformative entrepreneurs, …

Business Strategy

Peter Diamandis Confident Uber Will Be Able to Meet Flying-Car Goals – Bloomberg

Peter Diamandis Confident Uber Will Be Able to Meet Flying-Car Goals<p>Peter Diamandis Confident Uber Will Be Able to Meet Flying-Car Goals<p>Peter …

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Peter Diamandis Confident Uber Will Be Able to Meet Flying-Car Goals

Bloomberg Technology's Eric Newcomer was in Los Angeles at Uber's annual Elevate Summit and caught up with XPrize founder Peter Diamandis. Diamandis …

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Blurred Reality

It is no longer a surprise to witness something progress exponentially. Add to that list virtual reality and its near term application in retail, …

Singularity

Board upheaval at Sir Richard Branson's Hyperloop One as director arrested in Russia

Sir Richard Branson’s ambitious plans for 700mph “hyperloop” trains that transport passengers between cities in minutes are facing further upheaval after three members of his company’s board left and a fourth was arrested in Russia.<p>The British billionaire invested in the Los Angeles start-up …

Hyperloop

Build a robotic avatar and you could win $10M

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The entrepreneur who spent 11 years working on the first private manned space flight explains what he learned from 'overnight success'

As a boy growing up in the 1970s, Peter Diamandis dreamed of a world where there would be regular trips to space, even for civilians.<p>In an interview for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It," Diamandis said that by the early '90s he was frustrated that there was no progress on this …

Space Travel

The tech entrepreneur turning science fiction into reality teaches his kids 3 lessons to help them dream big

Not many people can say that they've made a career of fulfilling their childhood dreams, but Peter Diamandis likes to see his 9-year-old self as the driving force in his life.<p>Diamandis is a serial entrepreneur who's founded the XPRIZE entrepreneur competition series, the tech research center …

Space Travel

"SingularityU Thailand Summit 2018" Bringing the World Leading Edge to Southeast Asia for the First Time

<i>An important step in changing the landscape of the region's innovation scene as Singularity University takes world-renowned leaders to Bangkok to</i> …

Innovation

Astronaut Scott Kelly was a mediocre student who made a complete transformation thanks to a book he found by accident and a call from his twin brother

Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider<p><b>Scott Kelly is a retired NASA astronaut who has been to space four times, including a 340-day trip on the International Space Station.</b>• <b><br>Kelly decided to pursue a career as an astronaut after reading Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff" in college.</b>• <b><br>Kelly and his brother, Mark, had</b> …

Space Science

The day that Stephen Hawking soared like Superman

<b>In 2007 the late Stephen Hawking fulfilled a lifelong dream; to experience 'weightlessness' outside of his wheelchair.</b><p>With the help of entrepreneur Peter Diamandis (seen above), Stephen Hawking was able to experience microgravity on a Zero G flight, describing the event as "true freedom ... I was …

Motor Neurone Disease

March 14, 2018: When Stephen Hawking ended his wheelchair ride of the universe

In this photo provided by Zero Gravity Corp., astrophysicist Stephen Hawking floats on a zero-gravity jet, Thursday, April 26, 2007. The modified jet …

Stephen Hawking

This week in science: Go south, young man!

At a raging South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, one Elon Musk, cofounder of Paypal, Tesla, the Boring Company, and SpaceX had this to say about …

Exponential Finance Conference

There's a $10 million race to build you a robot avatar by 2021

AUSTIN — Four years from now, physical attendance at SXSW could be optional for those who choose to send a sci-fi-style avatar in their place.<p>That …

Exponential Finance Conference

$10m prize to let you feel what a distant robot is feeling

A new $10 million XPrize competition wants anyone to be able to control a robot and carry out tasks from 100 kilometres away. Not just that, but …

Science

XPRIZE Founder Peter Diamandis: 'We're Living at a Time When Individual Entrepreneurs Are More Powerful Than Governments'

Peter Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which designs and operates large-scale incentive competitions to, in …

Singularity

What Silicon Valley is doing to make humans live longer

Peter Diamandis, co-founder of Celularity and Human Longevity, Inc., explains how Silicon Valley can make 100 the new 60. Following is a transcript …

Silicon Valley

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Google Lunar XPrize Is a Bust -- But This Company Could Still Go to the Moon

Could Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin succeed where so many others have just failed?<p>Three years ago, we asked: "Which private company will be first to get …

Investing

The challenges of our age

Humans today live longer lives than ever before, but two of the biggest minds in science and technology, Peter Diamandis and Bob Hariri, are out to …

Exponential Finance Conference

With $250 million, Peter Diamandis’ new startup is all about taking stem cells from placentas

Stem cells derived from a human placenta hold the key to unlocking a myriad of potentials in regenerative medicine and are the focus of X-Prize and Singularity University founder Peter Diamandis’ new endeavor.<p>Called Celularity, the startup is a spinout from Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical …

Startups

New-kid-on-the-cell-therapy-block Celularity formed with $250M in initial capital

Celularity, a new company focused on developing off-the-shelf cell therapies, has officially been created by stem cell pioneer Robert Hariri, M.D., …

Business

Opportunity knocking for South Africa: Our bright future and the stocks that may benefit

In this speech, Biznews founder Alec Hogg explains why he believes that South Africa is at a turning point and digs deep into how companies and …

Steinhoff International

Google cancels $30m competition to travel to the moon

Google's Lunar X prize competition, which was set up more than 10 years ago to encourage the development of commercial space travel, has ended.<p>The contest required entrants to get a spacecraft onto the moon, move it 500m and send HD pictures back to earth.<p>Google's Peter Diamandis, the founder of X …

Space Travel

Google's decade-long Lunar XPRIZE to end without winner

File Photo<p>WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Google Lunar XPRIZE announced Tuesday that no one will win the decade-long 30-million-U.S.-dollar …

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Andrew Young on race and Donald Trump: You don’t help an alcoholic by calling him a drunk

<b>On the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr.</b> holiday, the fierce topic of Sunday morning news shows was President Donald Trump and his reference, during …

Donald Trump

Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis Believe Entrepreneurs With Crazy Business Ideas Will Save the World

“I think we forget the fact that today, as an entrepreneur, there is no real limitation other than the self-imposed," Diamandis said during a webcast with Robbins.<p>Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis don't want you to be afraid of the future. Instead, they encourage all entrepreneurs to be inspired by …

Entrepreneurship

South By Southwest: YouTube’s Lyor Cohen Set to Keynote

South by Southwest Conference and Festivals has announced the addition of Lyor Cohen as a keynote speaker to its programming lineup for March.<p>The new …

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