Our Star Trek-like Future Awaits on This Week’s Episode of Ask an Expert [VIDEO]

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If you consider how much of our world’s systems revolve around scarcity — from basic needs like food and shelter to quality-of-life improving desirables — it’s no wonder that the resource-abundant world of the Star Trek universe would seem like utopian fantasy. But every day, advances in science and technology take a step closer to a future that in a word can be described as abundant.

In the season finale of Ask an ExpertPeter Diamandis discusses a future of abundance along with asteroid mining robots and how technology affects his daily life. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, which launches incentive prizes to drive technological breakthroughs for humanity’s benefit. He is also the co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University.

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I've been writing for Singularity Hub since 2011 and have been Editor-in-Chief since 2014. My interests cover digital education, publishing, and media, but I'll always be a chemist at heart.

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