True disruption means threatening your existing product line and your past investments. Breakthrough products disrupt current lines of businesses.— Peter Diamandis
The most surprising Peter Diamandis quotes that are new and everybody is talking about
The day before something is a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea.
In 1980, during my sophomore year at MIT, I realized that the school didn't have a student space organization. I made posters for a group I called Students for the Exploration and Development of Space and put them up all over campus. Thirty-five people showed up. It was the first thing I ever organized, and it took off!
The only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing.
We are racing toward a world of abundance, and we are going to be increasing the quality of life for everyone on this planet. The world's biggest problems are the world's biggest business opportunities.
The meek shall inherit the earth. The rest of us are going to the stars.
Bad news sells because the amygdala is always looking for something to fear.
Imagine a world of nine billion people with clean water, nutritious food, affordable housing, personalized education, top-tier medical care, and nonpolluting, ubiquitous energy. Building this better world is humanity's grandest challenge.
Today, a group of 20 individuals empowered by the exponential growing technologies of AI and robotics and computers and networks and eventually nanotechnology can do what only nation states could have done before.
Mining asteroids will ultimately benefit humanity on and off the Earth in a multitude of ways.
More than ever before in history, individuals can now band together to solve grand challenges. We face enormous problems, but we 'as individuals' have enormous power to solve them.
I founded a launch company called International Microspace when I graduated medical school in 1989. We were trying to build a microsatellite launcher.
At its core, bitcoin is a smart currency, designed by very forward-thinking engineers. It eliminates the need for banks, gets rid of credit card fees, currency exchange fees, money transfer fees, and reduces the need for lawyers in transitions all good things
I'm extraordinarily passionate about the idea of asteroid mining in the future.
Asteroids out there, we know them from those that have fallen on the Earth, there is a class of asteroids, sub-class of nickel/iron asteroids, which are 50,000 times more enriched than Platinum mines on earth.
In the space business, space had gotten very much to be the aerospace industry.
This is something that governments only do and it's where the Boeings and the Lockheed's and the Northrop's and so forth. And there's no way these small companies could do it.
Stuff goes wrong. Expect it, learn from it, fix it. That's how remarkable happens.
I get demoralized by organizations that start off with a mission and pull back when they find it's risky.
Super-ambitious goals tend to be unifying and energizing to people;
but only if they believe there's a chance of success.
If you give people unlimited time and money, they'll do things the same old way.
But if they have to achieve the goal in a brief time, they'll either give up or try something new.
Every second of every day, our senses bring in way too much data than we can possibly process in our brains.
When cars have the sensory systems around them, GPS intelligence, they're looking at the world not only in visual spectrum, but infrared, ultraviolet and everything else that's going on and they've got reaction times in microseconds. Not a tenth of a second. They're a hundred thousand times faster.
A Masai warrior on a cellphone in the middle of Kenya has better mobile comm than President Reagan did 25 years ago.
Research shows that the wealthier, more educated, and healthier a nation, the less violence and civil unrest among its populace, and the less likely that unrest will spread across its borders.
What is grit? Grit is refusing to give up. It's persistence. It's making your own luck.
Without risks, there can't be breakthroughs.
Space is not a two-year objective. It used to be, in the early '60's, we had this eye candy of Mercury and Gemini and Apollo and every year we would do something more and more and it met those needs. But the easy stuff has been done.
I became very much, if I have to describe myself, I'm sort of a Libertarian Capitalist, and I was looking for, what's the economic engine that's going to drive us into space?
The question companies have to ask, or governments have to ask is, where do we allow crazy ideas to bubble up? Because if there is a failure, what happens? Someone gets blame. There's a lawsuit, there's a congressional investigation. And so, those things shut down the creative engine.
The price to generate a megawatt or a gigawatt of energy is coming down year after year. We're learning how to print it, make it more efficient.
The thing about frontiers, it allows the individuals who are best, whether they're men or women or minorities or whatever, to step to the top. So in traditional societies, old world societies, in the United Kingdom if you would; if you were born into the right stratus, the right class, you had the ability to succeed.
If you believe that the developing world deserves the same standards of living that we do in the developed world, then to achieve that, they need resources. They need the metals and the minerals to build the industries and the buildings and so forth, and the energy.
We live in a world bathed in 5,000 times more energy than we consume as a species in the year, in the form of solar energy.
Technology is a resource-liberating force!
You've got to choose your horse ahead of time.
So, if you're interested in water technology, energy technology, you get to choose between the three or four companies that you have insight into. And you have to make a bet on them before they prove anything out.
I have the general philosophy of creating the future you want to see.
The idea of a young thin woman who weighs 100 pounds driving herself around in a 4,000 pound SUV is laughable.
I'm a nine-year old kid inside and my passion has been all my life to want to travel into space.
The folks who go after grand challenges are impatient.
They're pissed off. They're sick and tired, but in a passionate way. They're driven by a fire in their bellies to make a difference.
Humans are the worst control system to put in front of a car.
We have these 100 mms delays, you know, our attention is on our PDA, we're always in a rush. We drive around in these 4,000 pound metal wombs, these 4,000 pound containment systems to protect us from these 6,000 pound cars from smacking us.
Life on Earth is at an ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by disaster.
... I think the human race doesn't have a future if it doesn't go into space. I therefore want to encourage public interest in space.
As lower-cost phones begin to penetrate, they'll become the educator and physician everywhere on the planet.
If you stop and you think about everything we hold of value on this planet, metal, minerals, energy, real estate, the things that nations fight wars over. These things are in near infinite quantities out there.
Find that thing that you are passionate about, that you will do day or night whether someone pays you or not...because if you have that, you will have gold.
Go and try to start your own government in the United States today and you'll be squashed very quickly.
I ended up realizing that NASA was unlikely to get me into space, or get me to the moon or beyond, and I needed some other way to drive this.
You either disrupt your own company or someone else will.
When faced without a challenge, make one
I don't think the space station is innovative.
Going to the moon was innovative because we had no idea how to do it.
The paradigm I want to change is that, you can have a car that is beautiful, manufacturable, affordable, safe, fast, and oh, by the way, does 100 mpg, or its energy equivalent. Why wouldn't you?