(Ne)X(t) Prizes: Cancer, Oceans, and Living to 225

The Space Prizes blog has an account of a podcast given by X Prize Founder Peter Diamandis as part of the Stanford Entrepreneurs program. Diamandis said the foundation plans to expand into the following areas:

  • deep sea exploration to map the ocean floor
  • a cancer cure prize with Lance Armstrong
  • doubling or tripling the human lifespan

The X Prize Foundation also is considering “My X Prize” competitions that would allow local groups to develop their own prize concepts.