31 Jan TED Talks – Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future
Peter Diamandis knows a thing or two about how technology and innovation is changing the world for the better. He is the chair of Singularity University, which teaches students about exponentially growing technologies. His X Prize Foundation offers large cash incentive prizes to inventors who can solve grand challenges like space flight, low-cost mobile medical diagnostics, and oil spill cleanups.
In this TEDTalk, Diamandis explains how mainstream media preferentially feeds us negative news and why we pay attention to it. He went on to make a powerful case for optimism — that we’ll innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us.
He notes “I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.”