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Hold Onto Your Hat: Converging Technologies Will Bring Expontential Forward Momentum

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 Cool Science Radio welcomes guest Peter Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer and the Chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation, a non-profit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity. Peter has co-written a book with Steven Kotler, a follow up to their NY Times bestselling books Abundance and Bold - The Future is Faster than You Think: How Converging Technologies are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives. In this interview, Peter discusses how technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.
John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.