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Sep
12
2008
Lecture:

Long-term X PRIZEs with Peter Diamandis

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POSTED BY: gallery2 | Wed Aug 6th, 2008 3:45 p.m.

The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Peter Diamandis presents
Long-term X-Prizes

Founder and Chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis is dedicated to bringing about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. In this lecture, Diamandis will discuss a new class of X PRIZEs which are larger in purse size and far more ambitious in scope. He calls these “Mega-X PRIZEs” as they tackle bigger problems over longer timeframes and use the high financial stakes to drive more aggressive advancement in scientific discoveries. Previously, he awarded The Ansari X PRIZE of $10 million to the creators of SpaceShipOne for being the first privately developed craft to take a human to space.

The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.

Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand.
www.longnow.org

Friday September 12, 02008
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours

The Herbst Theater
War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

$10 suggested donation

We recommend you arrive early; priority seating is available for Members of Long Now.
https://secure.longnow.org/members/

For more information contact:
Danielle Engelman
Community Development Director
danielle@longnow.org
415.561.6582 x1

Link:
http://www.longnow.org