Taking the next giant leap into space: Peter Diamandis on TED.com

X Prize founder Peter Diamandis lays out several very good reasons to keep exploring space — and he talks about how, with the help of the X Prize and other incentives, we’re going to do just that. He also talks about the next phase of the X Prize, driving radical breakthroughs in many technologies that benefit humanity. (And listen for the frank and funny story of exactly how the first X Prize was funded.) (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 15:31.)

Watch Peter Diamandis’ 2005 talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 285+ TEDTalks — including many more talks about space.

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