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, Stephen 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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Von Christopher Am hilfreichsten 10.01.2015
Inspiring up-side, a little blind on the down-side
A truly great text and often times eye opener as to what is already going on in the world that one would deem as sci-fi. But the risk of technologies as gmo, biotec and the argument for their safety by somewhat turning a blind eye on certain aspects regarding the associated safety studies popped into my mind while listening.
Still, it leaves one with a distinct can-do attitude on a global humanitarian scale.
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Von Vidar Andersen Am hilfreichsten 26.02.2016
A bit dated, boring narrator
Not really containing any hot revelatory news but a good read for a techno-positivistic perspective on the future.
The book would not suffer by leaving out the lengthy plugs for the X-Prize and Singularity University and all sorts of course pitches.
The performance of the narrator is a bit dull and monotonous.