The Men Who Sold the Moon

A recent piece in the Financial Times explores the role that billionaire entrepreneurs are playing in pursuing world-transforming technologies and business models:

The futuristic ideas that have been pouring lately from the fertile imaginations of some of the wealthiest US technology entrepreneurs – and which, in a few cases, are being funded out of their own billions – have started to sound almost outlandish.

Phil and Stephen review some of these outlandish plans, including:

Elon Musk

  • Hyperloop
  • Mars Colonization

Sergey Brin

  • Vat Meat
  • Self-Driving Cars

Peter Diamandis

  • Asteroid Mining

Jeff Bezos

  • Private Space Development

 

Which of these ideas, if any, are feasible? Which are most likely to come to fruition? And are some of these projects better done by entrepreneurial tycoons or government agencies?

Tune in and explore!

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.