AI & Technology Convergence
Unexpected convergent consequences... this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once.
Abundance Insider: February 12 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Terabit Internet satellites, augmented reality construction helmets, and robotic drones that can print buildings.
Sensors & Convergence (Part 1)
Unexpected convergent consequences... this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once.
Abundance Insider: February 5 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Concussion-fighting collars, robot golfers and shape-shifting exoskeletons.
I’m putting out the call for brilliant entrepreneurs, who want to enroll in Singularity University’s GSP (Global Solutions Program).
Abundance Insider: January 29 Edition
In this abridged post-Abundance 360 issue, we’ve got tech that turns deserts into farmland, a glimpse of the future of sports, and the latest AI breakthrough from Google’s DeepMind.
Abundance Insider: January 15 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Artery-clearing nanobots, robotic drone retrievers and shape-shifting plastics.
Abundance Insider: January 8 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Human-animal hybrids, single-molecule disease detection, and manmade Martian concrete.
Top 10 Breakthroughs For 2015
As we near the end of 2015, here are my top 10 picks for 2015 technology breakthroughs.
Abundance Insider: December 25 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: SpaceX makes history, Google and Ford team up, and lab researchers multiply real teeth in a lab.
Abundance Insider: December 18 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: “Face Off” software, purifying water with nanomaterials, and Microsoft and Ericsson’s top tech predictions for 2016.
Abundance Insider: December 11 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: 3D printed blood vessels, smart Band-Aids and cloning humans.
New Race to Space
Entrepreneurial space is looking up, way up. It's almost time to start drinking Tang again...
Abundance Insider: December 4 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Affordable artificial photosynthesis, insect-inspired robot swarms, and brain-controlled telepresence bots.
Abundance Insider: November 27 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Swallowable health sensors, diamond nanothreads and biometric military tattoos.
Plugging into your Brain
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Ray Kurzweil's wild prediction that in the 2030s, nanobots will connect our brains to the cloud, merging biology with the digital world.
Abundance Insider: November 20 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Robotic weed-killers, Google’s $50 million moonshot, and memory-boosting brain implants.
Abundance Insider: November 13 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Open-source AI, vertical seaweed gardens and 150-mph 3D printed drones.
Disrupting Today’s Healthcare System
This week in San Diego, Singularity University is holding its Exponential Medicine Conference, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today's broken healthcare system.
Abundance Insider: November 6 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Pothole-repairing robots, 3D printed hair and crash-proof drones.
Billionaire Yuri Milner’s $100M Bet
In the past six years, we have discovered 1,031 planets circling around distant stars "in the habitable zone" (i.e. not too cold, not too hot… able to sustain life).
Abundance Insider: October 30 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Sweat-reactive second skin, robotic construction teams and smart street lights.
Abundance Insider: October 23 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: 3D laser printers, sewage-powered cities, and smart sidewalks.
Back to the Future
26 years ago, Marty McFly and Doc Brown climbed into their time-traveling flying DeLorean and set the controls to the distant future -- October 21, 2015 – which happens to be this week.
Abundance Insider: October 16 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Robot-drone partnerships, computer-simulated brains and 3D printed gold jewelry.
Abundance Insider: October 9 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Huggable robots, artificial arteries and auto-retuning prosthetics.
Significance in Exponential Times
This blog is about achieving "significance" during exponential times.
Abundance Insider: October 2 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Tactile virtual reality, Styrofoam-munching mealworms and an unbeatable Rock Paper Scissors robot.
A Genomics (R)evolution
Humanity is moving from evolution by natural selection (Darwinism) to evolution by intelligent direction.
Abundance Insider: September 25 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: 40-foot 3D printers, robot Marines and rope-building drones.
Ripe for Disruption… (Part-3)
Sensors and Robotics are two exponential technologies that will disrupt a multitude of billion-dollar industries.
Abundance Insider: September 18 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Sun-tracking solar cells, 3D-printed ribs and superconducting graphene.
Abundance Insider: September 11 Edition
In this week's Abundance Insider: Self-healing plastic, gemstone jewelry made from smog, and artificial intelligence managers.
Abundance Insider: September 4 Edition
Disease-predicting phone data, real-time wildlife tracking and pollution-fighting artificial intelligence systems. These are just some of the inspiring innovations we curated in this week's edition of Abundance Insider.
Abundance Insider august-28-edition
What is this? Consider this a briefing of the week's most compelling tech developments, as uncovered by Peter and his team and curated by Marissa Brassfield. In preparation for Abundance 360, Peter's mastermind for exponential entrepreneurs, our team shares breakthrough ideas and news items with each other and consider their implications for entrepreneurs.
Abundance Insider August-21-edition
Drinkable books, Darwinian robots and on-demand doctors. These are just some of the inspiring innovations we curated in this week's edition of Abundance Insider.
Communicating in Exponential Times
If you need to communicate something important to a friend, do you call? Visit? Email? Text? Skype? WhatsApp? Snap? Tweet? Message on Facebook, or LinkedIn?
Abundance Insider August-14th-edition
Gelatin gloves, movement-mimicking robots, and space lettuce. These are just some of the inspiring innovations we curated in this week's edition of Abundance Insider.
Abundance Insider August 7th edition
3D-printed pills, faster-than-flash computer memory, and an incredible melanoma immunotherapy. These are just some of the inspiring innovations we curated in this week's edition of Abundance Insider.
Abundance Insider August 7-31 Edition
Cyborg cockroaches, on-demand digital optometry exams and robotic surgical wrists. These are just some of the inspiring innovations we curated in this week's edition of Abundance Insider.
Abundance Insider: July 24 Edition
Pollution-hunting robot swans, self-charging phones and a $100 million search for extraterrestrial life. These are just some of the inspiring innovations we curated in this week's edition of Abundance Insider.
Abundance Insider: July 17 Edition
Dancing robotic warehouse shelves, snapping photos with simple finger frames, and the learning implications of 3D printing for dyslexics. These are just some of the inspiring innovations we curated in this week's edition of Abundance Insider.
Entrepreneurs not Government Drive Innovation heres why
It’s sad that the U.S. government doesn’t fund risky research anymore.
With immense respect to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, I’d like to suggest an alternative to the giving pledge… an “impact pledge.”
Data Mining Your Body
Machine learning and data science will do more to improve healthcare than all the biological sciences combined.
Are People in Silicon Valley just Smarter
Why is Silicon Valley better at innovating than most of the world?
My Advice Earlier this Week
I often consult for Fortune 500 companies, who are looking for ways to innovate (quickly).
Most Important Generation Yet
Millennials are those born between 1980-2000, today between the ages of 15-35.
3d print me a jet engine or a car
The 3D printing (digital manufacturing) market has had a lot of hype over the past few years.
AI Bring It On
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most important technology we’re developing this decade.
Predicting the next 10 years
Last week, I talked about the exponential change that’s occurred over the last 10 years.
Head here for my full archive of tech insights Food and agriculture accounts for about 5.9% of the global GDP.
19 Trillion Opportunity
Every month I hold a webinar for my Abundance 360 executive mastermind members that focuses on different exponential technologies impacting billion-person problems.
Rising Billions Dramatic Positive Change
The most dramatic (positive) change in our global economy is about to occur between 2016 and 2020.
Exciting Tech News This Week
Three exciting developments – that I believe you should know about – happened in technology this week.
Stop Complaining Start Fixing
This week, XPRIZE officially announced a spinoff company called HeroX (http://www.herox.com).
Revolution in Fundraising
Over the last 30 years, I’ve raised hundreds of millions of dollars for my startups and XPRIZEs.
Protect yourself from Cyber Crime
This blog is about the downside of exponential technology: digital crime.
Hyperloop Is Coming
Have you heard of the Hyperloop? It’s the concept described as “a cross between a Concorde, a railgun and a bullet train.”
How to mine your data
The most successful companies on the planet are data-driven companies… Google, Facebook, Uber, AirBnb, etc.
Predictions for the next 25 years
In my new book BOLD, one of the interviews that I’m most excited about is with my good friend Ray Kurzweil.
Fix it to Hell with Murphy
>>>When given a choice, take both. >>>Do it by the book, but be the author! >>>When forced to compromise, ask for more. These are just 3 examples from my list of 28 Peter’s Laws that I’ve accumulated over the past 20 years.
My Top Tech Picks For 2015
If you thought 2014 was thrilling, here’s a look at what I’m most excited about for 2015…
Metatrend of the Decade
Four billion people are buying new smartphones every two years, massively outpacing the PC industry (where we buy 1.6 billion PCs every five years).
Mobile is Eating the World
In Abundance, I wrote that 3 Billion new minds are “coming on-line” in the next six years.
Please We Need more Women in Technology
We need more women in technology. In 2012, women made up only 26 percent of the computing workforce, out of 3,816,000 computing-related occupations. (Department of Labor Current Population Survey, 2012)
Self-driving Cars Are Coming
Elon Musk’s announcement of a semi-autonomous Tesla Model D this past week is one of many autonomous vehicle announcements coming your way…
Announcing my boldest mission yet
I’m writing to tell you about the boldest XPRIZE I’ve ever launched.
Uber vs The law my Moneys on Uber
I love Uber, the ridesharing app that connects people who need rides with drivers.
Top 10 Reasons Drones are Disruptive
If you think today’s drones are interesting, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
your legacy getting off this rock
We just celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
What the News Media wont tell you about Global Violence
I call CNN the Crisis News Network (or the Calamity News Network), delivering all crisis, all the time…
Vr Ai Margaritas my insights on the coolest tech this week
I love it when an entrepreneur creates something *insanely great* then makes it affordable and available to all of us.
Is Tech Unemployment Good or Bad
Last week, in conversation with Vinod Khosla, Larry Page was asked what he thinks will happen to jobs in the future as technology begins to replace humans.
Unfair Advantages of Emotional Computing
Earlier this week, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announced an amazing new robot called Pepper. The most amazing feature isn’t that it will only cost $2,000, or that Pepper is intended to babysit your kids and work the registers at retail stores. What’s really remarkable is that Pepper is designed to understand and respond to human emotion.
No More Malls: 5 Disruptive Techs Transforming Retail
Five technologies are converging to transform the retail shopping experience forever.
Sitting inside Elons Spaceship the dragon 2 Capsule from Spacex
Recently I attended the unveiling of SpaceX’s Dragon-2 capsule — the new spaceship they’ve designed to take people to space.
What will they 3d print next inside my trip to local motors
Last week, I flew my Cirrus to visit Jay Rogers and his team at Local Motors in Phoenix.
Drones overhead Seeing Everything always inside google and facebooks latest acquisitions
Imagine a fleet of drones, overhead, out of sight, tens of thousands of feet in the sky. Imagine those drones being powered by sunlight — effectively aerial satellites that are orbiting constantly, never having to touch down for fuel. Now imagine thousands of them, perhaps tens of thousands of them, with cameras and radio repeaters on board.
Why Vicarious 50m Investment Round matters for entrepreneurs
Check this out. A company of 10 employees that’s raised $50M of investment from Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Peter Thiel and Ashton Kutcher, just to name a few. Few things make me sit up and take notice — this is one of them.
64 Billion Messages in 24 Hours key takeaways from whatsapps massively disruptive statistics
In February of this year, Facebook’s $19B acquisition of mobile messaging platform WhatsApp set a record for the largest software acquisition of all time. It set the value of WhatsApp at more than Sony Corporation.
From 2m to 2b in 18 months what Entrepreneurs can learn from Oculus Vr
As I’m sure you’ve already read, Facebook recently acquired Oculus Virtual Reality for $2 billion.
How to Build an app with the crowd
I have at least 7 really cool app ideas… but I have no time, and I frankly couldn’t program them to save my life. Could you?
Solving Your Challenge With Incentive Competitions
Do you have a big problem that you’d love to solve? A problem which, if solved, would transform your business, your life, your community?