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A Future of Abundance : Is the World Better Than We Think?

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; NPO/Netherlands Public Broadcast.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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While the media tells us that the world is in an unparalleled state of downward spiral, Peter Diamandis, cofounder of Singularity University and author of Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think, believes that technology is advancing rapidly in ways that will easily provide all of Earth's inhabitants with their basic needs while addressing today's environmental concerns. This program visits with Diamandis at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
NPO/Netherlands Public Broadcast, 2013
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; NPO/Netherlands Public Broadcast.
OCLC Number: 867047030
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 07, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (50 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Abundant Future (1:28) --
Peter Diamandis' Vision (1:48) --
Focusing on Positive News (1:42) --
Singularity University Campus (2:24) --
Moore's Law (2:24) --
Solar Power Innovations (3:38) --
Solar Revolution (2:39) --
Sahara Forest Project (3:30) --
Exponential Technology Applications (4:39) --
Future of Ubiquitous Health (2:38) --
Preventative Health Innovations (2:11) --
Home Medical Technology (4:35) --
Crowd Sourcing Technology (1:34) --
Home Consumer Goods Production (4:03) --
Communication Revolution (4:29) --
Internet Research and Innovation (5:48) --
Credits: A Future of Abundance: Is the World Better Than We Think? (0:30).
Other Titles: Is the World Better Than We Think?
Responsibility: NPO/Netherlands Public Broadcast.

Abstract:

While the media tells us that the world is in an unparalleled state of downward spiral, Peter Diamandis, cofounder of Singularity University and author of Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think, believes that technology is advancing rapidly in ways that will easily provide all of Earth's inhabitants with their basic needs while addressing today's environmental concerns. This program visits with Diamandis at the Singularity University campus, where he explains his reasoning, then examines some revolutionary technologies designed to alleviate hunger, improve health care, and save natural resources. Ventures profiled include the Sahara Forest Project, which pairs cutting-edge water desalination with solar power to produce food; an app that lets users diagnose medical conditions without a doctor's visit; and 3-D printers capable of creating consumer goods at home. Diamandis' great faith in the power of the Internet as a research tool is illustrated by a quick look at 15-year-old Jack Andraka, who used it to invent a test for early detection of pancreatic cancer.

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