To my Tumblr friends, family, and supporters:
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been selected by the XPRIZE Foundation to be a part of a community - the XPRIZE Vanguards - with the sole purpose of stimulating innovation toward solving one of humanity’s grandest challenges: education and literacy.
Wait…WHAT IS the XPRIZE Foundation?
It’s a non-profit that incentivizes problem-solving by placing a bounty on the task itself. By designing public competitions intended to encourage technological development, the XPRIZE is working on some of the most difficult problems of our time.
WHO ARE the XPRIZE Foundation?
Among many others, notables on the XPRIZE Board of Trustees include Elon Musk, James Cameron, Larry Page, Arianna Huffington, Ratan Tata…with the founders of the organization being Robert K. Weiss and Peter Diamandis.
Avatar Director/Producer James Cameron floats weightless in Zero G along with X PRIZE Trustees in a flight to raise funds for the X PRIZE Foundation. Left to right: Rob McEwen (Chairman, US Gold), James Cameron, Peter H. Diamandis (Chairman/CEO, X PRIZE), Elon Musk (Chairman/CEO, SpaceX), Jim Gianopulos (Chairman/CEO, Fox Filmed Entertainment). Photo credit: Steve Boxall [source]
Don’t know who some of these people are? That’s ok. Browse my archive of Peter Diamandis posts and you’ll quickly understand that the people involved are the industry leaders of tomorrow who our children and grandchildren will be revering as pioneers whom helped set a revolutionary course for human civilization, our planet, and our spacefaring future.
Governments and large corporations are just…not working out. Private companies and entrepreneurs are currently doing what the societal titans of old have had their shot at doing. It’s time for a radical shift in how we approach tomorrow, today.
HOW CAN YOU BECOME INVOLVED in the Global Learning XPRIZE (GLXP)?
Launched on September 20, the current focus is on directing everyone to the Indiegogo crowdfunding site - yes, another crowdfunding campaign - to donate and pay it forward by sharing this with others for the benefit of literally hundreds of millions of lives…especially those who haven’t yet been born.
The campaign ends on November 6. Until then, I’ll be sharing avatars, banners, headers, videos, and PDF presentations provided to me through the XPRIZE Vanguard Community so that everyone can participate however you wish.
Signal boost, and let’s do this.
Learn more about the GLXP.