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Abundance : the future is better than you think

Author: Peter H Diamandis; Steven Kotler
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Diamandis; Steven Kotler
ISBN: 9781451614213 1451614217 9781451616842 1451616848
OCLC Number: 792891253
Description: xi, 386 p. : ill., cartes ; 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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"A nice reminder of how far we've come." --The New York Times Book Review "Welcome to the feel good future." -Smithsonian "[Abundance is] fascinating and inspirational -- every politician should read Read more...

 
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