EP82 🚀 Anousheh Ansari – Space Entrepreneur, XPRIZE, and the Future of Exponential Technologies

In this episode, join Anousheh Ansari, a space entrepreneur and the first Iranian, self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station, as she discusses her journey in the space industry, the future of exponential technologies, and her involvement in the XPRIZE.


Key topics:

🔹 The role of exponential technologies in the future of humanity

🔹 The story of the XPRIZE and its impact on private space exploration

🔹 The importance of responsibility, collaboration, skepticism, and optimism in the development of powerful technologies

🔹 The role of education in instilling critical thinking and problem-solving skills

🔹 The need for a shift in values from financial growth to knowledge growth


3 memorable moments to share:

➡️ "When we dream big, we have a big journey ahead. It doesn't matter if we reach the destination, it's about the journey, what we learn and who we become."

➡️ "We should approach new technology with a combination of skepticism and optimism, making sure we understand its ramifications while harnessing its potential."

➡️ "Education should equip students with tools to solve problems, rather than viewing them as obstacles."


Sources and links:

🔹 Anousheh Ansari: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anousheh-ansari-877178/

🔹 XPRIZE: https://www.xprize.org/

🔹 XPRIZE Connect: https://www.xprize.org/prizes/connect

🔹 The Little Prince: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/157993.The_Little_Prince

🔹 Sting “Fragile”: https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/track/5oE6INocVL9viDow5y8QNM?si=9806bb17bc66402c

🔹 Curated Spotify playlist for future space travelers: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/47P7oLrueWMvhYGxcerIw6?si=d59f343aef5341b4


Host: Markus Mooslechner

Guest: Anousheh Ansari

Published by: Torsten Kriening

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