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Abundance - The Future Is Better Than You Think

Peter H. Diamandis

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Kotler, Arthur Morey

Length:

10h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

06:27


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

23:06


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

40:03


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

29:54


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

31:12


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

19:27


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

42:49


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

22:20


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

40:56


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

45:21


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

35:12


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

22:15


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

37:41


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

52:11


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

41:20


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

43:28


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

23:23


Part 6, Chapter 17
Part 6, Chapter 17

27:51


Part 6, Chapter 18
Part 6, Chapter 18

23:27


Part 6, Chapter 19
Part 6, Chapter 19

10:58


Part 6, Chapter 20
Part 6, Chapter 20

03:43


Part 6, Chapter 21
Part 6, Chapter 21

00:32