June 11, 2017

Episode 37 CardPeter and Dan discuss the massive change coming to the energy industry -- in particular, the switch to an all-electric economy in the next 20 years. With governments and large corporations relying on oil and gas, they discuss how this disruption will impact society.  





In this episode:

  • Peter gives a brief history of the energy economy and how humanity has transitioned from firepower to solar.
  • Dan discusses his belief that technology is not replaced by another technology unless there is at least a 10X improvement.
  • Peter discusses his belief that car ownership is going to be dead by 2025, which means we no longer own a car, but instead own a “car as a service.”

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Episode 36: Predicting the World Series

May 26, 2017

Episode 36 CardPeter and Dan discuss the ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to make predictions far better than humans, given the explosion in the amount of data in recent years. 





   In this episode:

  • Peter discusses how MogIA, an AI system developed by an Indian startup, correctly predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, basing its analysis on 20 million data points from platforms such as Google, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Dan talks about another implication of predictive AI in sports betting. One company Unanimous AI runs a program called UNU using swarm AI, which correctly predicted the 2016 MLB playoffs and the Chicago Cubs as the World Series winner.
  • Peter and Dan discuss how we will find out the true meaning of “being a human” in the next few years as AI’s start becoming more and more capable. 

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Episode 35: Science Fiction Becomes Science Reality

May 2, 2017

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Peter and Dan discuss awarding the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, which involved designing a portable wireless device that can monitor and diagnose health conditions from the palm of your hand. The prize concept originated during a lunch with Qualcomm’s Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs, a fellow Star Trek fan, when they decided the Tricorder medical device should exist.




In this episode:

  • Peter describes the power of incentive prizes with examples dating back to 1714, including the invention of canned food.
  • Considering the vast amounts of data in the healthcare field, Dan and Peter explain why AI will have a major role in democratizing healthcare, and how an AI diagnosis will ultimately be better than the best human experts in the world.
  • Peter describes the process of awarding a XPRIZE and the roadmap needed to bring technology to market. 

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Episode 34: Longevity Escape Velocity

April 17, 2017

Episode 34 CardDan and Peter discuss their common desire to live a long and healthy life, and takeaways from Peter’s recent visit to a cutting-edge stem cell clinic in Panama.    





In this episode:

  • Peter discusses his belief that if we’re able to stay alive for the next 50 years, we will have access to converging technologies that can keep us alive indefinitely -- what Ray Kurzweil calls reaching “longevity escape velocity”
  • Peter explains what stem cells are and why they have the ability to rejuvenate the body.  Watch this short animation for more information: https://youtu.be/y0R4iaVOswk
  • Peter and Dan discuss the Young Blood experiments at Stanford University and what this research means for rejuvenating the human body.

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Episode 33: Evolution of Humanity with AI

March 31, 2017


Dan and Peter discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on humanity and the conversations happening around the world on this disruptive, exponentially growing technology.




In this episode:

  • Peter explains his belief that AI will be one of the most important inventions the human race will ever create, in its ability to serve us.
  • Dan discusses his belief that the greatest breakthroughs in any technological developments happen because of three things: toys, warfare and pornography.
  • Peter mentions companies working on connecting the human brain to the cloud and how this evolution of a new species of humans will change our society.

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Episode 32: Humanity’s Growth Tension Points

March 5, 2017


In Episode 22, Dan explained his model of stabilizers and accelerators, and his belief that you can predict the major events in the news. This episode, Peter and Dan discuss how technology is changing the political process around the world, and what this means for entrepreneurs.




In this episode:

  • Dan and Peter discuss the work of Deb Roy, who runs the Laboratory for Social Machines at MIT and his deep data experiment with the 2016 U.S. election.

  • Dan outlines his “Stabilizers and Accelerators” framework. To download the tool, click here
  • Dan concludes that he believes that in the short term, government will become more personal and local government will become more important.

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Episode 31: Planning Your Moonshot

February 6, 2017


The word “moonshot” is a term that comes from X (formerly Google X) and, as used here, simply means a daring, seemingly impossible mission. When most of the world is trying to go 10% bigger, a moonshot is something that is 10X bigger. Peter and Dan discuss a new tool Peter developed to help you take moonshots.




In this episode:

  • Dan tells the story of Peter’s first moonshot when achieving suborbital flight with the Ansari XPRIZE in 2004.
  • Peter discusses his 5 Year Moonshot Planner and why all progress begins with telling yourself the truth. To download the tool, click here.
  • Peter and Dan break down Peter’s 5-year moonshot for XPRIZE and how “chunking” a massive initiative into smaller, immediate actions is the best way to think about moonshots.

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Episode 30: Next Sexual Revolution

November 14, 2016


Peter and Dan discuss the implications of exponential technologies reinventing human reproduction. Imagine a near future where the process of having a child is not left up to the vagaries of Mendelian genetics, but to cutting-edge technology. 


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Episode 29: What’s Most Exciting for 2017

October 19, 2016

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With exponential technologies accelerating at warp speed, Peter and Dan discuss how convergences of these technologies will impact life in 2017.

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Episode 28: Hiring “A” Players

September 18, 2016

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If you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company, you’ve got to get one thing right: hiring.

Peter and Dan discuss one of the most important aspects of being an entrepreneur — attracting great people and recruiting them into the organization.


Episode 27: Evidence of Abundance

August 21, 2016

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Peter took the stage at TED in 2012, when he delivered his talk about Abundance. In this episode, Peter and Dan take a look at ten charts with updated stats and data proving that the world is truly getting better.


Episode 26: Living Long Enough to Live Forever

July 31, 2016

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In Episode 6, Peter and Dan described how mindset plays a key role in living a long, healthy life, this time they share stories about how they each arrived at their ambitious longevity goals.



Episode 25: Changing The Way We Govern

July 18, 2016

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Historically, your citizenship is defined by the language you speak, the currency you use, or where you live.  In a world of massive globalization, however, these factors are becoming less important, and in this episode, Peter and Dan discuss the idea of virtual countries of the future



Episode 24: Scorecards (Without A Target, You’ll Miss It Every Time)

June 19, 2016

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We’re constantly in a state of information overload, and trying to focus on everything at once is overwhelming. Dan and Peter discuss a simple yet powerful tool they use to evaluate and objectively track progress, step by step.



Episode 23: When Should You Kill Your Idea?

June 1, 2016

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As an entrepreneur, the single most important thing you can do in business is continuous experimentation. You no longer need to guess how your customers will respond — thanks to the technology we have today, it’s never been easier to make data-driven decisions.



Episode 22: What WON’T Change in 10 Years?

May 15, 2016

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With exponential technologies exploding into the market place changing industries and the way we live, Peter and Dan discuss what won't change in the next ten years. Regardless of technological change, it’s always courageous entrepreneurs bringing practical ideas into the marketplace.



Episode 21: Inside the Future of Healthcare

May 1, 2016

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Dan discusses his recent trip to the Human Longevity Inc. Health Nucleus and why he believes it is the best clinical experience in the world.

Episode 20: VR & Technology Convergence

April 11, 2016

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Dan and Peter discuss their conversation with one of the world’s leading experts in Virtual Reality (VR), Philip Rosedale, creator/founder of Second Life, and more recently the CEO of High Fidelity.

Episode 19 – AI: A Tool, Not a Threat

March 28, 2016

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Dan and Peter chat about their conversation with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing expert Stephen Gold, the CMO and VP of Business Development and Partner Programs at IBM Watson


Episode 18: Nearing a Trillion-Sensor Economy

March 11, 2016

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Peter explains why the Internet of Things (IoT) enables a data-driven future where you can know anything you want, anytime you want, anywhere you want.

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Episode 17: The Power of Experimentation

Episode 17

Dan and Peter discuss starting a new product in 2016 and the idea of continuous testing.

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Episode 16: Driving Innovation: Part 2

Episode 16

Dan and Peter continue their discussion on innovation concepts with a chat about the age bias and why most people are at their creative best before age 30. 

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Episode 15: Driving Innovation: Part 1

Episode 15

Peter and Dan discuss the“idea economy” and why this has led to an explosion of innovation in the last 200 years. 

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Episode 14: Opening the Space Frontier

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Peter and Dan discuss the film “The Martian” and the science behind actually living on Mars.

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Episode 13: Transforming Healthcare and Education

Episode 13: Transforming Healthcare and Education

Peter and Dan discuss two of the slowest-moving industries in the past 25 years — healthcare and education — and why they’re excited about the innovation and reinvention happening.

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Episode 12: Ripe For Disruption… Agriculture and Transportation

Episode 12

Peter and Dan discuss how sensors and robotics will disrupt a multitude of billion-dollar industries.Read on for highlights from this episode, and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so you never miss an episode.

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Episode 11: Problems Are Goldmines


Peter and Dan discuss mindset and how problems can be the biggest business opportunities.

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Episode 10: Robots: Out of the Factories, Into Our Lives

Episode 10

Peter and Dan discuss the term “robot” and the fact that we’ve been using robots in our daily lives for years.

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Episode 9: How the Sharing Economy Can Disrupt Your Business

Episode 9

Peter and Dan discuss how to keep up with the sharing economy and how it will affect your business.

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Episode 8: Negativity Bias: Why We Pay Attention to Bad News

Episode 8

Peter and Dan discuss why humans pay 10 times more attention on average to negative news than positive news.

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Episode 7: The Impact Pledge: Turning Success Into Significance


Episode 7

Peter and Dan discuss how to turn success into significance by creating an impact pledge.

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Episode 6: How HLI Plans to Make 100 the New 60

Episode 6

Peter and Dan discuss how Human Longevity Inc. plans to make 100 years of age the new 60.

Episode 5: BOLD Leadership & Disruptive Change

Episode 5

Peter and Dan discuss how to be a leader and adapt to exponentials.

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Episode 4: Living a Longer, Healthier Life

Episode 4

Peter and Dan discuss how you can live a longer, healthier life.

episode 1 increasing abundance & exponential technologies

Peter and Dan discuss how exponential technologies are creating massive opportunities for entrepreneurs all over the world.

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