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


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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David started writing for Singularity Hub in 2011 and served as editor-in-chief of the site from 2014 to 2017 and SU vice president of faculty, content, and curriculum from 2017 to 2019. His interests cover digital education, publishing, and media, but he'll always be a chemist at heart.

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