With the Singularity University Germany Summit 2016 in Berlin around the corner, it is time to look at yet another concept in the context of this event:

 - Moonshot Thinking -

Let's hear it from the "Captain of Moonshots" himself, the head of Alphabet's "X" (formerly Google X, Google's R&D factory),

Astro Teller.

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Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious technology and pure science fiction. Instead of a mere 10% gain, a moonshot aims for a 10x improvement over what currently exists. The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution to that problem, and the breakthrough technology that just might make that solution possible, is the essence of a moonshot.
"Great dreams aren't just visions," says Astro Teller, "They're visions coupled to strategies for making them real." The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the "moonshot factory," as it's called, where his team seeks to solve the world's biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X's secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.

Solve for X - The "Moonshot" Factory

We’re a moonshot factory. Our mission is to invent and launch “moonshot” technologies that we hope could someday make the world a radically better place. We have a long way to go before we can fulfill this mission, so today it’s really an ambition. This is our blueprint for X moonshots: we look for the intersection of a big problem, a radical solution, and breakthrough technology.
— Astro Teller


He's an entrepreneur, scientist, and author, with expertise in the field of intelligent technology. He's the co-founder and Chairman of BodyMedia, makers of the "BodyMedia FIT", "Bodybugg", and the "Sensewear" armbands. Since 2010, he has been directing Google X laboratories. He's Astro Teller and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.

 1. Go big or go home

2. Fail fast

3. Perspective shift is what its all about

4. No excuses

5. Take smart risks all the time

6. Believe

7. Swim out of your element

8. Don't build the ladder to the Moon

9. Make the world 10x better

10. Figure it out as you go


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