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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by [Diamandis, Peter H., Kotler, Steven]
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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think Kindle Edition

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"A breezy case for optimism... "Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think"...[is] a godsend for those who suffer from Armageddon fatigue." --"The Economist"

About the Author

Peter H. 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 (XPrize.org), Exec. Chairman of the Singularity University (SingularityU.org), a Silicon Valley based institution backed by Google, 3D Systems and NASA. He is Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, Inc. and the Cofounder of Human Longevity, Inc. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, and Harvard Medical School, where he received his MD. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine.

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and the Cofounder and Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project (FlowGenomeProject.co).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10109 KB
  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press; Reprint edition (21 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FLOGMM
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,373,569 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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What an excellent upliffting book - how to use technology to cure the world's problems. I like the way it gives one alternative solutions to the big problems humans are causing the earth.
A book to read certainly.
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This book was a marvellous experience! Its claims are verifiable, its optimism is bold but counter balanced with the very real obstacles in our way. Most of all it is a glimpse into a near future that can belong to everyone.
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I read a lot on a wide variety of topics, but this is one of the most inspiring and uplifting books I have ever read.
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Refreshingly optimistic view of human potential
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Abundance by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler is a well-researched and hugely optimistic book. Its central thesis is that new technologies are going to solve many of the world's resource problems over the coming ten to twenty years, bringing about a world of future abundance. The book's structure follows what the authors term 'The Abundance Pyramid': water, food, shelter, energy, education, health care and freedom (a hierarchy of human needs based loosely on Maslow). Each of these needs are explored in depth and the authors share insights from leading edge research and the likely benefits that they might bring.
Energy
Take, for example, energy, "arguably the most important lynchpin for abundance" (p.156): where is all the energy going to come from? The authors explore three options: solar and photovoltaics, synthetic biofuels and "fourth generation" nuclear power. Of these, they argue, solar has the most potential: "The German Aerospace Centre estimates that the solar power in the deserts of North Africa is enough to supply forty times the present world electricity demand" (p.157). The chapter unpacks each of these three energy sources as well as outlining other significant technical developments, which will enhance these, such as Liquid Metal Battery technologies which promise to enable us store clean energy; and development of "an intelligent network of power lines, switches and sensors able to monitor and control energy down to the. Level of a single lightbulb" (p.169).
Alongside discussion of the developments in these key areas, the authors outline four key drivers of technological progress:
The DIY Innovator - collaboration through e Internet means that small groups are far more powerful than ever before.
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all I can remember is it was recommeded on a course.
got it and thumbed through it.
Wasn't for me. title seemd good but message didn't come across.
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Abundance is about what can be achieved, provided we set the right goals.

There are inevitably political and bureaucratic hurdles before these goals come to fruition, however, hurdles are for jumping over, not directly into, and given the track record of the prime author Peter Diamandis along with his detailed derivation as to the logic behind the arguments put forward, there sure is a basis here for optimism.

Well worth a read.
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That is the book for all the skeptics in the pub! If you are one of them and like going through many sources about the same fact, read it. A lot of scientific, political and sociological facts that can prove to you that we are all and can be even more abundant.
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