100-years old is the ‘New 60’: Futurist Diamandis

By Sheena Amos

100th birthday - Image by Georgia Living Senior Care

DUBAI 16 February 2019: Peter Diamandis, world-renowned entrepreneur, author, futurist and international pioneer in the field of innovation, caused quite a stir in the UAE this week when he said 100-years old is primed to become the “new 60”.

In Dubai as a guest at the World Government Summit, Peter also gave a keynote at a private event at the Capital Club where he shared his thoughts on health and longevity, in addition to other pertinent topics.

At this exclusive gathering of some of the region’s top CEOs, Diamandis lauded the UAE’s energy of entrepreneurship and the investment in artificial intelligence and technology propelling the country’s tremendous growth in recent years.

“We are living in the most extraordinary time and this region is right up there driving the 4th Industrial Revolution.,” he said sharing details of some of the most exciting developments within XPrize, the incentive competition entity he founded in 1995.

A nonprofit organization, XPrize designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity. Its trustees & benefactors include Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, James Cameron, Larry Page, Arianna Huffington, Ratan Tata among others.

Diamandis also took the opportunity to provide his audience with a sneak preview of the highly curated Abundance 360 (A360) Summit and Program being held in Dubai in March 26-27, 2019.

Named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine in 2014, Diamandis is Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPrize Foundation, the Executive Founder of Singularity University and also a New York Times Bestselling author of two books: Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD – How to go Big, Create Wealth & Impact the World.

As an entrepreneur, he has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital and education and is the co-Founder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250 million investing in exponential technologies.

“The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities and in March, I look forward to arming the region’s CEOs with the information and insight needed to create new business models and ecosystems to tackle these challenges,” he concluded.

Dubai Gazette