If certain animal species can live 400 years, why can’t humans? It’s a question that haunts today’s guest, a scientist and philanthropist committed to extending human life to 150 and beyond.
At the center of the Venn diagram that unites these minds stands today’s guest, Peter Diamandis.
Named by Fortune as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Peter is best known as the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation and executive founder of Singularity University. He has degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering from MIT and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and over the course of his career, has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space travel, venture capitalism, and education.
In addition, Peter is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling books, Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World —both optimistic manifestos on how the exponential growth of technology bodes well for a positive future for all.
“Longevity escape velocity is the point at which for every year you’re alive, science extends your life for another year. We could reach it in our lifetime.”
– PETER DIAMANDIS
The focus of today’s exchange is Peter’s most recent book, Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love (co-authored with Tony Robbins) that documents near and long-term technological breakthroughs in longevity science, disease prevention, and healthspan extension.
In addition to canvasing the latest lifespan research and breakthroughs, we grapple with the philosophical implications of 100+ year lifespans, the evolutionary implications of self-aware artificial intelligence, the future of education, and Peter’s pivotal role in the growth of privatized space exploration.
In addition, we discuss the importance of mindset in solving our world’s biggest problems— and, wait for it, why Peter thinks bringing the wooly mammoth back to life is a good idea.
All told, this is a spirited conversation certain to provoke a full spectrum of reactions, chock full of wisdom you can employ for your long-term well-being.
Peace + Plants,
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- Connect with Peter: Website | Twitter | Instagram
- Book: Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love
- Book: The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives
- Book: Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
- Book: Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
- Podcast: Exponential Wisdom
- TED: Peter Diamandis’ TED talks
- Singularity: Singularity enriched graduate and executive degree programs
- Washington Post: The renegade whose dream started the latest space race
- Business Insider: A startup that wants to use stem cells to keep us living longer just raised $200 million
- C|NET: Celularity turns to placenta stem cells to try to extend life
- Entrepreneur: 100 Is The New 60: The Transformation Of Healthcare
- Hustle: Peter Diamandis: “The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities”
- Insider: The tech entrepreneur turning science fiction into reality teaches his kids 3 lessons to help them dream big
- The Guardian: Peter Diamandis: ‘In the next 10 years, we’ll reinvent every industry’
- Forbes: Peter Diamandis Is The Author Of Technology’s Future
- Deseret News: These bitcoin billionaires want to bring back woolly mammoths to fight climate change
- Forbes: Peter Diamandis Is The Author Of Technology’s Future
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