Peter Diamandis

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Peter DiamandisName: Peter H. Diamandis

Born: May 20, 1961, in The Bronx, New York, New York, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American engineer, physician, author and Intel entrepreneur.
  • Founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation (a non-profit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development).
  • Co-founder and chairman of Singularity University (a benefit corporation learning institution).
  • Former CEO and co-founder of the Zero-Gravity Corporation (a company offering weightless flights).
  • Co-founder and vice chairman of Space Adventures Ltd (a USA-based space tourism company).

Significant publications

  • The Rocket Company (2013).
  • Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think (2012).

Honors and awards

  • Economist "No Boundaries" Innovator of the Year (2010).
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award for InnovationArthur C. Clarke Award for Innovation (2007).
  • Robert & Virginia Heinlein Prize, for Advances in Space Commercialization (2006).
  • Neil Armstrong Award for Aerospace Achievement and Leadership (2006).
  • Wired RAVE Award (2006).
  • Lindbergh Award (2006).

Quotes

"Every generation feels it has the problems that will destroy it. That's because we can perceive them a long time before we have the ability to fix them."

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