Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think (2020)

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think Peter H. Diamandis Steven Kotler Abundance The Future Is Better Than You Think Providing abundance is humanity s grandest challenge this is a book about how we rise to meet it We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man woman and child on the planet Abu
  • Title: Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
  • Author: Peter H. Diamandis Steven Kotler
  • ISBN: 9781451616842
  • Page: 418
  • Format: ebook
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think Peter H. Diamandis Steven Kotler Providing abundance is humanity s grandest challenge this is a book about how we rise to meet it 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 technologiesProviding abundance is humanity s grandest challenge this is a book about how we rise to meet it 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 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 roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.Examining human need by category water, food, energy, healthcare, education, 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, among many, many others.
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  1. Todd Martin

    In Abundance The Future Is Better Than You Think, author and X Prize founder Peter Diamandis makes his case that the standard of living of the bulk of the world s population can be raised to a level in which everyone s basic needs are met within the next twenty five years How is this to be done you might ask given the many seemingly intractable problems that are present around the globe today SCIENCE, the private sector and the largesse of billionaires This might seem far fetched, but you don t [...]

  2. Andy

    Optimism makes things better Hooray Scientists and engineers exist, and they will make super duper new gizmos Yay Everything in the whole wide world will soon be radically better because of the business like innovations of the techno philanthropists They are like gods praise them The problem for this goofy book is reality As documented in Forbes, Fortune and other publications, the Gates Foundation to use the biggest example of techno philanthropy actually has a pretty bad track record They just [...]

  3. Lena

    Most human beings have a built in tendency to focus on the negative, obsessing about all the things that are wrong with the world and how we re all on the fast track to hell in a hand basket In this book, X PRIZE founder Peter Diamandis tackles that view head on with a compelling argument that humanity is actually in far better shape than the 24 7 news cycle would have you believe.The core of his argument is that a number of forces have come together to create an opportunity for problem solving [...]

  4. David Sasaki

    When I worked at Open Society Foundations, we had a focus on defending rights, which derived from a worldview that assumes there are large institutions mostly corporations and governments that encroach upon our individual freedoms and our ability to live a prosperous life By strengthening and defending rights, we can mitigate the negative effects of these large institutions For all the insane blabber by Glenn Beck about George Soros being a Communist puppet master, the foundation actually has a [...]

  5. Jonathan

    The basic premise of Abundance is that there are a lot of problems in the world, and its hard to get people to change, but the right technological innovations will fix everything As someone who notices many of the same problems in the world, I want to believe the authors assertions And the book inspired me The characters and anecdotes are appealing I finished the book feeling nagged by a few big holes, but overall excited.Unfortunately, in reflection the excitement wore off There are plenty of t [...]

  6. Jud Barry

    The future according to our popular novelists is almost always dystopian Peter Diamandis encourages us to imagine otherwise, based on the potential of recent developments in science and technology.Taking a page from Ray Kurzweil with whom he has established Singularity University , Diamandis s future is very much the present day reality of artificial technology, nanotechnology, robotics, communications, and biotechnology, where the pace of innovation conferred by computerization has greatly impr [...]

  7. Shirley Freeman

    This is an amazing book The authors define abundance as providing all people with a life of possibility Imagine a world where 9 billion people have adequate clean water, food, shelter, energy, education and health The authors not only imagine it, but think it is possible within the next 25 years Yes, it seems overly optimistic but their argument with supporting data and their energy and enthusiasm are contagious They outline the incredible technological advances that are occurring in psychology [...]

  8. David Buccola

    A truly awful book Take the futurism of a world s fair, add the hucksterism of a veteran of the start up world, and rose tinted outlook of a millennial and you get an idea of what this book is like The book is littered with the false hope of NGO s and other companies that just three years from publication are already complete failures But never fear, Peter Diamandis assures us, the world s billionaires will save us all Conveniently missing from the narrative is the looming ecological crisis pose [...]

  9. Adam Ford

    Abundance is one of the better books about the modern world that I have read A very informative and well written book that flowed quickly I highly recommend it A few things that stood out to me 1 The main forces pushing us forward are the buying power of the bottom billion the poorest billion people on the planet , the exponential growth of technology, the rise of the super smart techno philanthropist and the do it your selfers.2 We are heading into a significant shortage of doctors as the baby [...]

  10. Glenn Capuano

    This book was recommended by a friend, and I certainly enjoyed reading it The main premise is that the doom gloom which dominates the media is ill placed and we are in fact much better off and will soon have the means at our disposal to beat the challenges facing humanity today Much of this makes sense to me certainly there is a tendency to focus on the negative, and it s good to see a book which catalogues some of the good inventions which do have the potential to change our lives in the forese [...]

  11. Kater Cheek

    The cover of this book, which you can t really see from the snapshot, has been done to look like it s wrapped in aluminum foil Aluminum was once the most precious metal on earth, and now technology has made it so cheap it s ubiquitous That s basically the premise of the book technology brings about abundance Diamandis has oodles of examples, and he backs them up with a thick selection of charts and graphs in the back For every doom and gloom prophecy that journalists have brought up to frighten [...]

  12. Loraine

    I love tomorrow and its potential I have no nostalgia for the past So this is a perfect book for me I want to hear the message that this book presents and I got what I was looking for Lots of it No wasted words here and never over my head.Some examples We used to think that healthy and wealthy meant you had to be fat We don t think that any Today, we think that to be healthy and wealthy we need a ton of things, but maybe that too will become old thinking Technology can replace much stuff without [...]

  13. Andy

    This is one of the best books I ve read in a long time It holds an excellent analysis of what the future holds It changed my opinion about a lot of technologies solar and medical for the better The section on the future of power collection was very interesting I do hope their predictions about robots come true imagine finally having a robot that would clean your house My favorite part of the book dealt with people who are attempting to reform the educational process throughout the world Khan Aca [...]

  14. Charlene

    In her book This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein stated how much she disliked scientists who focused on innovation over conservation For this reason, Klein would absolutely hate Peter Diamandis He began his book with example after example of why we worry too much about depleting Earth s resources He even went so far as to Kahneman shame his reader I have decided that Khaneman shame should be an actual term I usually enjoy being Kahneman shamed because I know that even the most logical individual [...]

  15. Marti

    Possibly the most fascinating nonfiction book I have read in a decade a reader friendly overview from the originator of the X Prize, this book covers advances and reasons for optimism in areas of food, water, shelter, energy, commerce, healthcare, education and While realistically laying out causes for concern over population, climate change, poverty , the author counters each of these with a solid reason for optimism Many of these causes for hope come from advances in technology, but they do n [...]

  16. Krista

    Cornucopians feel that the rate of technological growth will outpace the rate of population growth, and that will solve all our problems Malthusians believe that we ve already exceeded the planet s carrying capacity, and if population growth continues unchecked, nothing we invent will be powerful enough to reverse those effects.I finally know what to call myself I am definitely a Cornucopian even if those killjoy Malthusians don t mean the term kindly I am firmly within the camp that says that, [...]

  17. Nicole Anderson

    Authors Peter H Diamandis and Steve Kotler have created just about the perfect handbook when it comes to envisioning a technically advanced, democratic and thriving society Written in 2012, this book is still an important read for anyone who s interested in a technical future where humanity finally rises above the mire it has been tethered to for millennia.Much can be said about the book, but there are two aspects that put Abundance at the top of my recommended reading list First, Diamandis star [...]

  18. Mal Warwick

    A Technology Maven s Vision of Humanity s Bright FuturePeter Diamandis envisions a world in which humanity triumphs against all its challenges, from climate change, overpopulation, and poverty to the planetary deficits in energy and water.This is not science fiction It s an eye opening survey of what one celebrated technology visionary perceives as a feasible future for our species.As Diamandis writes, Abundance is a tale of good news At its core, this book examines the hard facts, the science a [...]

  19. Anny

    I love how this book gave a glimpse of the wonders that technology could bring to us Water filter that can filter just about anything liquid seawater, sewage water, factory wastes, etc to drinkable water Solar power to replace our fossil fuel power, abundant, renewable, eco friendly, cheap hopefully in the coming years Internet helping to connect people with abundant resources to those that needed them be it in the form of loans or crowd funding Genetics and nano technology that will help us liv [...]

  20. Joe

    I want to believe the hype, but the authors seem too entrenched in the establishment and faithful in the market system and technology to solve all the world s problems I don t see their dreams coming to fruition anytime soon, but I hope they prove me wrong I don t think they give enough space to counterarguments and the possibility of things going exponentially wrong rather than getting exponentially better.

  21. J.F. Penn

    Stop reading the papers and listening to the negative media Read this book and marvel at the amazing things happening in the world

  22. Stephen Heiner

    What I appreciate about Peter Diamandis vision, which we can catch a large part of in this book, is his ability to be optimistic while being realistic While he, like Kevin Kelly, doesn t ask the should we question but rather focuses on all the ways we can, he does so from a cohesive and coherent worldview, and one that we can very much appreciate.Taking a cue from Maslow, Diamandis has a basis for his vision He wants everyone to have access to clean water, nutritious food, affordable housing, pe [...]

  23. Lone Wong

    A book full of hypothesis and speculation I m not pessimistic nor optimistic about the future But we human are really bad at predicting the future The book starts with an introduction about the scarcity of resources History littered with tales of once rate resources made plentiful by innovation Peter believe that technology is a resource liberating mechanism It can make the once scarce the now abundant He believes the world can be abundant in the future with technology by building the Hierarchy [...]

  24. Nestor Leal

    It reads like a supercharged overloaded Wired magazine tome The book paints an ugly world with many problems but with an abundance of possibilities With many examples by regular collaborators of Wired mag and stories of rockstar like inventors, I got inspired to create viable business solutions to the many opportunities all around Made me take some notes and work on ideas The many entrepreneurs, technology and futurist authors referenced in the book include Marvin Misnky, Nathan Myhrvold, Nichol [...]

  25. Mike Zickar

    I was worried that a book about cutting edge technology that is 5 years old might be obsolete but I found that this book was well worth the read.This book really flips the pessimism seems to be so prevalent these days though to be fair, this was written before Trump and Brexit , promoting the optimistic thesis that technology will solve many vexing problems that have hounded civilization and held it back The book presents a lot of key concepts such as dematerialization that will be essential in [...]

  26. Malarie

    A very interesting read I found chapter 9 really interesting Feeding Nine Billion There are some really innovative ideas in here Chapter 9 really kind of creeped me out with the idea to make any kind of meat you want by genetically modifying it The ideas of how farming will change in the future is just crazy And probably not too far off to feed our ever growing population.

  27. Rosa

    This book delivers as the title promises If you are sick and tired of all the negativity in the news, turn off those mainstream media channels and read this instead The news is about ratings, and does not cover the information that will truly empower you, and expand your thinking.I m sure cynics will find ways to discount the advances the authors share in their optimism about the future even though they are very forthright about the pros and cons, including questions of morality but I m one who [...]

  28. AbbySmith

    Not at all what I thought it would be Seems like a lot of hype for a lot of theories There are a lot of problems in the world but science technological advances will fix EVERYTHING Change is hard.

  29. Atila Santos

    Uma excelente perspectiva de futuro Quando as principais tecnologias dispon veis convergem para um mundo melhor Texto atualizado e contempor neo Recomendo.

  30. Chrisjan Gilfillan

    Felt quite depressed about the future and this booked really gave new purpose and hope for what is to come A good read.

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