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Author Diamandis, Peter H

Title Abundance : the future is better than you think / Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Publ Info New York : Free Press, 2012
New York : Free Press, 2012
Edition First Free Press hardcover edition
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Descript xi, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-356) and index
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 nest?
Note 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
LC subject Technological innovations -- Forecasting
Technological forecasting
Technology -- Social aspects
Add Author Kotler, Steven, 1967-
ISBN 9781451614213