SPECIAL: Peter Diamandis on the Longevity Opportunity, Bitcoin’s Bull Case and Musk vs. Bezos

SPECIAL: Peter Diamandis on the Longevity Opportunity, Bitcoin’s Bull Case and Musk vs. Bezos

By Sam Parr, Shaan Puri & The Hustle

My First Million

Wednesday, 29 September

About: Peter Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder and Director of Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all. As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital, and education. He is also co-founder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $500m investing in exponential technologies. Diamandis earned degrees in Molecular Genetics and Aerospace Engineering from MIT and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. --------- * Want to be featured in a future episode? Drop your question/comment/criticism/love here: https://www.mfmpod.com/p/hotline/ * Support the pod by spreading the word, become a referrer here: https://refer.fm/million * Have you joined our private Facebook group yet? Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourfirstmillion and join thousands of other entrepreneurs and founders scheming up ideas. --------- Show notes: * (1:02) Peter’s background * (5:07) The science of longevity * (10:26) What are the sub-verticals in longevity? * (14:47) How long can humans live? * (18:49) Will longevity lead to overpopulation? * (23:09) How living to 130 will affect finance * (24:34) Why Peter is investing in Bitcoin * (33:53) The intersection of Bitcoin and longevity * (34:40) Will there be a crypto Xprize? * (35:34) Peter’s space career (including the first XPrize) * (40:12) Why SpaceX’s achievements are so impressive * (42:20) Musk vs. Bezos * (46:53) The importance of mindset * (53:34) How to change your media diet * (56:31) What is the superpower for Musk, Bezos, Larry Page, Richard Branson? --------- Links mentioned in podcast:  * XPrize (https://www.xprize.org/) * Peter’s newsletter (https://www.diamandis.com/subscribe) * Futureloop (https://www.futureloop.com/) * Peter Diamandis website (https://www.diamandis.com/) * Peter’s Bitcoin webinar with Michael Saylor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFxEM29LyeE) * Peter interviews Elon Musk for the $100m carbon removal Xprize (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN88HPUm6j0)
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