We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people. This book is an antidote to pessimism by tech-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler.
Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing-fast. The authors document how four forces-exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion-are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. Abundance establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic road map for governments, industry, and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.
Examining human need by category-water, food, energy, health care, education, and freedom-Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making great strides in each area: Larry Page, Steven Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon Musk, Bill Joy, Stewart Brand, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Craig Venter, and many, many others.
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Great book to listen to, especially if you are wondering how bright of a future do we really have. The author references several other wonderful books, all of which are worthy of any curiosity seekers time!
So the future so bright everyone that isn't the target for ETs don't get optional stick ups give us all u got and then call home? Papa what can mortals do? Obviously have to have top clearance for that answer! Joyfully expecting miracles of Jesus coming soon to save us from mere mortal humans....love the creatures but u told me too...ok so hope to see u before the last Reese's of my pieces.bride may require sum assembling..just joking and wording around
This book is sophisticated, well-researched, and interesting. And I have high standards when it comes to books.