Just reading about Peter Diamandis makes me laugh out loud. Let me quote this about him from Wikipedia:
Peter H. Diamandis (pronounced /diːʌmændɪs/) (born May 20, 1961) is an American engineer, physician and entrepreneur best known for being the founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, the co-founder and chairman of Singularity University and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think.
He is also the former CEO and co-founder of the Zero-Gravity Corporation, the co-founder and vice chairman of Space Adventures Ltd., the founder and chairman of the Rocket Racing League, the co-founder of the International Space University, the co-founder of Planetary Resources, and founder of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.
Diamandis is a mature adult male who hasn’t grown up. He continues to enjoy life to the fullest, and thinks our future is so full of promise that it’s all he can do to contain himself. The Wall Street Journal‘s article says that, according to Diamandis, “the world has never been in better shape and that it is going to get even better.”
Diamandis spoke at the first annual meeting of the CIO Journal (sponsored by the Wall Street Journal), for information officers, and told the 60 CIOs attending that “we’re literally at the knee-curve of a massive explosion of innovation.”
He thinks that the explosion in technology will further reduce the cost of information which will reduce the cost of living substantially. Translation: people are going to live better, for less. Sounds like a commercial from Home Depot or Lowe’s, doesn’t it?
Without comment, if I can resist the temptation, are Diamandis’ 8 areas that are exploding:
- Computational systems
- Networks and sensors
- Artificial Intelligence
- Digital manufacturing – Sorry, but I could help it. He’s referring specifically here to 3D printers that will allow consumers to make their own products at home. All they need is a printer and the software. Think about what that means for a minute!
- Medical technology
- Nano technology
Diamandis finished his remarks with,
It’s not about creating a world of luxury, but of creating a world of possibility. I think it’s an amazing world.