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" 3D printing will massively reduce the cost of certain products as the cost of labor is removed. "
" Make it clear up front what the aim of the company is. Stay true to your authentic vision. "
" My personal fascination with the power of the crowd has been growing: Exactly what can a 'crowd' accomplish? We know crowds can raise billions of dollars, create Wikipedia, and even design and build small autonomous drones. But how about something large and complex like designing a new car, and maybe someday even a spaceship? "
" Not only are we working less, we're enjoying ourselves more. As we're working toward this world of abundance, we're able to increasingly enjoy leisure time. "
" In the early '90s, well under 5 percent of the global population was online. "
" Because it's cheaper and easier to fly than ever before, air travel is becoming democratized. "
" In 1994, to motivate me to complete my pilot's license, my good friend, Gregg Maryniak, gave me Charles Lindbergh's autobiography of his solo flight across the Atlantic. "
" Even a small village in the middle of Africa with a 3D printer will have access to any good it can download. The world of the 'Star Trek' replicator is not far away. "
" Human exploration is something that's been going on for thousands of years, and the models that worked 500 years ago are likely to work again today. "
" Your chances of dying a violent death are 1/500th of what they used to be during medieval times. "
" Nothing gets us down more than watching violence on television or reading about war and brutality in the newspaper. The truth is, there's a massive reduction in the amount of violence around the world. "
" Eight billion people will have Internet access by 2020. "
" 3D printing has digitized the entire manufacturing process. "
" When I think about creating abundance, it's not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it's about creating a life of possibility. It is about taking that which was scarce and making it abundant. "
" Mining asteroids will ultimately benefit humanity on and off the Earth in a multitude of ways. "
" There was a Gallup poll that said something like 70 percent of people in the United States do not enjoy their job - they work to put food on the table and get insurance to survive. So, what happens when technology can do all that work for us and allow us to actually do what we enjoy with our time? "
" From a scientific point of view, we now know that the water is interlaced with the lunar soil in many locations, perhaps as remnants of comet collisions with the lunar surface. "
Point Of View
" Even in an organization that's doing something big and bold, there's the mundane, day-to-day execution work of keeping it going. But people need to stay connected to the boldness, to the vision, and stay plugged in to the main vein of the dream. "
" Super-ambitious goals tend to be unifying and energizing to people; but only if they believe there's a chance of success. "
" As sensors and networks continue to expand around the world, we'll see violence drop even further. After all, when there's a danger that your actions can be caught on tape and shown around the world, you're more responsible for your behavior. "
" When I was a grad student at MIT, I had a chance to become friends with the Viking Mission's chief scientist, Dr. Gerald Soffen. Viking was the first Mars lander looking for signs of life on Mars. "
" Two-thirds of all growth takes place in cities because, by simple fact of population density, our urban spaces are perfect innovation labs. The modern metropolis is jam-packed. People are living atop one another; their ideas are as well. "
" I get demoralized by organizations that start off with a mission and pull back when they find it's risky. "
" As of the mid-90s, over 50 percent of women have a bachelor's and master's degree, compared to about 35 percent and 30 percent, respectively, in 1920. "
" Most advertisers spend millions upon millions of dollars to buy commercial time during the Super Bowl, and millions in creating eye-popping ads, hoping to create catchy, unforgettable commercials. Unfortunately, most Super Bowl commercials end up being unmemorable. Costly mistakes for brands and creative flameouts for advertising firms. "
" Drones photograph, prospect and advertise real estate from golf courses to skyscrapers; they also monitor construction in progress. "
" There are nearly one billion illiterate people on Earth. "
" My father, who grew up picking olives on the Greek island of Lesbos, was a doctor. So my family expected me to become a physician. "
" The U.S. government doesn't build your computers, nor do you fly aboard a U.S. government owned and operated airline. Private industry routinely takes technologies pioneered by the government and turns them into cheap, reliable and robust industries. This has happened in aviation, air mail, computers, and the Internet. "
" We are living toward incredible times where the only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing. "
" Old-style management is irrelevant. "