Anousheh AnsariCEO, XPRIZE
Anousheh Ansari is CEO of XPRIZE, which designs and operates incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges. She first captured international headlines in 2006 when she became the first female private space explorer and the first astronaut of Iranian descent. Her memoir, "My Dream of Stars," was published in 2010.
What kinds of companies will be the most important?
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Companies with access to the most energy to run the largest quantum computing platforms. I believe people will own and be in charge of their own data. Therefore, these companies will work on economic incentives to gain access to the data generated by each individual.
How will we die?
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We will have a choice of how long we live. We will choose if we want to archive our “consciousness” and our memories, and if we want to make them available to a collective bank of human consciousness that lives on the largest, most powerful quantum computing platform.
What will we wear?
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We will have 3D printers where we will select and purchase our desired brand garment in colors and styles we can manipulate and custom print to our body. We will each have a 3D-image file, which will be used by the system to customize the garment to our specifications.
Will we have ventured to other planets?
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Yes, we will be in the initial stages of building habitats on other planets or, better yet, on the moons of some planets that are more hospitable for life.
Will our world be more equal or less equal?
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Inequity would be eradicated or significantly diminished when humanity has achieved breakthroughs that accelerate a hopeful future for all. This future does not belong to one gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age group, nationality or sexual orientation. It belongs to everyone, and we need to work together to create a world in which we can all thrive.
What technology will bring about the biggest change in society?
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Quantum computing and machine learning.
What’s your best prediction for the world in 50 years?
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2070 will be the year where we unlock access to abundant free energy that will eventually lead to the creation of a world that provides equitable and sustainable access to all of humanity’s basic needs.