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The Future Is Better Than You Think

By Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler

Narrated by Arthur Morey

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Publication Date: 03/26/2012 Running Time: 10 hrs 30 min
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Providing abundance is humanity's grandest challenge; this is a book about how we rise to meet that challenge.


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"Arthur Morey champions [the] unique worldview by narrating with measured pacing and an engaging tone. His considered reading contributes to the clarity of the scientific studies and global statistics cited by the authors. The forward momentum in Morey's voice urges listeners to the book's promising conclusion." ---AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

"This engaging book is a needed corrective, a whirlwind tour of the latest developments in health care, agriculture, energy, and other fields as well as an introduction to thinkers and innovators such as Daniel Kahneman, Ray Kurzweil, and Craig Ventor." ---Publishers Weekly

"A nicely optimistic look at a matter that usually brings out the darkest thoughts among prognosticators---if a touch starry-eyed, at least a dream worth nurturing." ---Kirkus

"At a moment when our world faces multiple crises and is awash in pessimism, Abundance redirects the conversation, spotlighting scientific innovators working to improve people's lives around the world." ---Arianna Huffington


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.

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