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Our Exciting, Weird, and Scary Future: Q&A With Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis

(original source PC Mag)

“Whenever the world seems hopeless, I find myself revisiting the 2012 don’t-worry-it’s-all-gonna-be-great TED talk from XPrize CEO Peter Diamandis (embedded below). Diamandis is a passionate proponent of “rational optimism,” and uses cold hard data to demonstrate how humanity is improving its condition thanks to technology.

In the decades to come—according to Diamandis—enhancements in things like artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and robotics will lead us into strange, uncharted territories. For example, people may no longer have to work for a living; we’ll transition into being an extraterrestrial species; and aging—as we know it—might become a thing of the past.”

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