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Abundance : the future is better than you think

Author: Peter H Diamandis; Steven Kotler
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Diamandis; Steven Kotler
ISBN: 9781451614213 1451614217
OCLC Number: 741542469
Description: xi, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Perspective. Our grandest challenge --
Building the pyramid --
Seeing the forest through the trees --
It's not as bad as you think --
pt. 2: Exponential technologies. Ray Kurzweil and the go-fast button --
The singularity is nearer --
pt. 3: Building the base of the pyramid. The tools of cooperation --
Water --
Feeding nine billion --
pt. 4: The forces of abundance. The DIY innovator --
The technophilanthropists --
The rising billion --
pt. 5: Peak of the pyramid. Energy --
Education --
Health care --
Freedom --
pt. 6: Steering faster. Driving innovation and breakthroughs --
Risk and failure --
Which way next?
Responsibility: Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler.

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Providing abundance is humanity's grandest challenge-this is a book about how we rise to meet it.  Read more...
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""Abundance" provides proof that the proper combination of technology, people and capital can meet any grand challenge." --Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group "At a moment when our Read more...

 
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