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by Peter H. Diamandis


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Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler give us a blinding glimpse of the innovations . It's good to read a book that tells you how good the future could become

Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler give us a blinding glimpse of the innovations that are coming our way - and that they are helping to create. This is a vital book. -Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist. In Abundance: Why the Future is Better Than You Think, Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler offer a vision of the future that’s truly awesome in both the most traditional and modern understandings of the word; it’s as big as it as awe inspiring. It's good to read a book that tells you how good the future could become. If you're feeling down about the world at large due to the negativity all around us, I'd give this book a try.

A far better solution than the ones Diamandis proposes, would be to put humane programs in place to systematically reduce human birth rates

A far better solution than the ones Diamandis proposes, would be to put humane programs in place to systematically reduce human birth rates. The world is quite big enough to sustain many millions (as opposed to billions) of people in abundance, with plenty of room left over for other species and vibrant ecosystems.

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think is a book by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler that was published in 2012.

 Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think is a book by Dr. Peter Diamandis (Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation) and Steven Kotler (bestselling author and science journalist). Peter Diamandis (Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation) and Steven Kotler (bestselling author and science journalist), published on February 21, 2012. It is a thrilling antidote to today’s dark pessimism.

Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler give us a blinding glimpse of the innovations that are coming our way - and . Abundance chronicles many of these stories and the emerging tools driving us towards an age of abundance.

Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler give us a blinding glimpse of the innovations that are coming our way - and that they are helping to create. Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist Comprehensively sampled here are a hell of a lot of the profound innovations going on to improve the human condition. This is an audacious and powerful read! -Jeff Skoll Diamandis and Kotler do a masterful job of explaining why we are at the start of a new era of radically increasing standards of living throughout the world.

Throughout the book Diamandis nevertheless offers small groups of driven entrepreneurs as a kind of Leatherman solution to the world’s . The Future Is Better Than You Think. By Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler.

Throughout the book Diamandis nevertheless offers small groups of driven entrepreneurs as a kind of Leatherman solution to the world’s problems. It’s true that plenty of insurgents are doing impressive things out there - Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors, which helped jump-start the world’s electric car industry, is a good example.

As I wrote in Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think, we pay 10x more attention to negative news than positive news. We are being barraged with negative news on every device

As I wrote in Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think, we pay 10x more attention to negative news than positive news. We are being barraged with negative news on every device. This constant onslaught distorts your perspective on the future, and inhibits your ability to make a positive impact.

I'd like readers to read Abundance, the Peter Diamandis book with his coauthor, because if they did that . Peter H. Diamandis is a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of more than fifteen high-tech companies

I'd like readers to read Abundance, the Peter Diamandis book with his coauthor, because if they did that, they would see that while the headlines are really bad in the world today, the trend lines are pretty good. Extreme poverty is down. ealth care is improving dramatically around the world. Diamandis is a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of more than fifteen high-tech companies. He is the CEO of the XPRIZE and executive chairman of Singularity University, a Silicon Valley-based institution backed by Google, 3D Systems, and NASA.

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.

Comments: (7)

Umdwyn
Very informative, but tons of Mr. Diamandis' self-promotion holds it back. From the beginning, you hear about Peter's Singularity University, you learn about all of it's founders, etc. It's like, for every bit of useful information that has to do with abundance, you get the equivalent of a commercial, about how this guy keeps founding companies to teach you how to impact the world. I'm sure he's great at what he does, but being reminded over, and over, and over again about how he will teach young minds to change the world sounds to start like you're reading a pop book. This book meets the all criteria: constant endorsement, a focus on third world countries, appealing to various "technophilanthropists". You will not go thirty pages without hearing something about 1) him and his university 2) the university cofounders 3) about how his university's graduates go on to make "bold impacts" in the world (which actually only refers to Africa) and 4) his XPRIZE.

The technologies mentioned in the book are amazing to learn about, but he never quite goes into enough detail for you to understand said technologies. It is a light read, definitely focused on looking pretty, scratching the surface, making sure you don't get bored.

I think he wanted to sound like an educator, but ended up just sounding like a used car salesman for "sustainable enterprises" and "abundance". You hear a lot of buzzwords in this book, way more than necessary.

Towards the end of the book, it gets more informative, and there are pages and pages of graphs, charts, and all that good stuff. In between, more writing, and you start to think that you got a break from being sold something. But of course, at the end of the book, you can find out where to go if you wanna be "coached" by Diamandis, or join his university, or find out about his xprize. There certainly is an "abundance" of mentions of his products and self advertisement.
Leyl
This books points out the marvelous technological possibilities in the near and distant future. Diamandis is optimistic, perhaps too much so. Can all of these wonderful things happen? Maybe. But the author counts on humans operating reasonably and logically. He does not consider the necessary political resolve and the potential obstructions of wars and climate change.
Hopefully, a world of abundance may be in the offing, but only if we act with wisdom and maturity.
Aver
With the election of Donald Trump and renunciation of the Paris Climate Treaty, the world seems to be spinning even more out of control. As I write this review, wild fires are burning out of control in the west and a giant ice berg has broken off of Antarctica. So any well written book that argues that advanced technologies will help us better manage our world is received with some relief. Having finished his book, I am more convinced than ever that the world will come up with the appropriate solutions needed to respond to climate change. "Abundance" is a counter-narrative to the alarming news that seems to come out every day. Highly recommended.
Brightcaster
After having this book recommended by James Altucher's reading list, I decided to give it a try as I felt that reading some positive about the world would be a good change. I wasn't disappointed after finishing this book and, in fact, I was quite inspired.

The book itself goes through the various problems facing our world today, be it overpopulation, water shortages, etc., and provides examples of how technology could save humanity and improve the quality of life for human beings everywhere. The number of ideas, projects and advancements listed inside the book are too many to name, but it was pretty amazing to see how far humanity could potentially advance thanks to new technology.

The only downside I could think of is that the book can be rather dense sometimes, but there are enough interesting situations and solutions to each part that I really didn't mind. The parts on space travel particularly interested me and how putting these projects into the hands of smaller groups could change not just how we get to space, but how we advance in many other areas.

It's good to read a book that tells you how good the future could become. If you're feeling down about the world at large due to the negativity all around us, I'd give this book a try. It will really lift you up.
Getaianne
The world is going to be perfect. Technology will save us. Save the poorest to save the planet. That pretty much summarizes the book. Nothing technical here.

But it is refreshing to read a pop-science book on the issues facing humanity where things aren't all gloomy and we aren't all going to be cyborgs. Easy enough to read, so I'd buy the softcover or listen to the book-on-tape version (I bought both). It's worth it alone as an aide to help the despairing messages we are faced with continuously on the population problem, global warming, and other problems....perhaps there is a way out and we won't, gulp, go extinct - that's why I read the book cover to cover, as a counter-argument to all the doom and gloom. Yeah it's fluff, but at least its positive fluff instead of yet another doom and gloom book.
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think download epub
Engineering
Author: Peter H. Diamandis
ISBN: 1451695764
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: The Free Press; Export edition (June 7, 2012)
Pages: 400 pages