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Abundance : the future is better than you think

Author: Peter H Diamandis; Steven Kotler
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Free Press export editionView 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: 9781451695762 1451695764
OCLC Number: 853444056
Notes: Our grandest challenge. Building the pyramid. Seeing the forest through the trees. It's not as bad as you think. Ray Kurzweil and the go-fast button. The singularity is nearer. The tools of cooperation. Water. Feeding nine billion. The DIY innovator. The technophilanthropists. The rising billion. Energy. Education. Health care. Freedom. Driving innovation and breakthroughs. Risk and failure. Which way next?
Description: xi, 386 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Our grandest challenge --
Building the pyramid --
Seeing the forest through the trees --
It's not as bad as you think --
Ray Kurzweil and the go-fast button --
The singularity is nearer --
The tools of cooperation --
Water --
Feeding nine billion --
The DIY innovator --
The technophilanthropists --
The rising billion --
Energy --
Education --
Health care --
Freedom --
Driving innovation and breakthroughs --
Risk and failure --
Which way next?.
Responsibility: Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

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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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