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    DescriptionProviding abundance is humanity's grandest challenge--this is a book about how we rise to meet it. 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. 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 roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism. Examining human need by category--water, food, energy, healthcare, education, 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, among many, many others.


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    Title
    Abundance
    Subtitle
    The Future Is Better Than You Think
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter H Diamandis, By (author) Steven Kotler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 386
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451614213
    ISBN 10: 1451614217
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.0
    BISAC V2.8: TEC010000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFFR, PDR
    DC21: 303.483
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, TEC052000
    Libri: ENGM4900
    BISAC V2.8: SOC033000
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    DC22: 303.483
    BISAC V2.8: SCI003000, SOC037000
    B&T Approval Code: A30180000
    DC22: 303.48/3
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: T173.8 .D536 2012
    Thema V1.0: PDR, JBFZ
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    21 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, co-founder and Chairman of Singularity University and the founder of more than a dozen high tech companies. Diamandis has degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering from MIT, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Steven Kotler is an author and journalist. His books include "A Small Furry Prayer," "West of Jesus," and "The Angle Quickest for Flight." His articles have appeared in more than sixty publications, including "The New York Times Magazine," "Wired," "Discover," "GQ," and "National Geographic." He also writes a regular blog for PsychologyToday.com.
    Review quote
    "A nice reminder of how far we've come." --"The New York Times Book Review"