Abundance. The Future. Is Better Than. You Think. PETER H. DIAMANDIS. AND STEVEN KOTLER. Free Press. New York London Toronto. In this book, the author explores some subjects, showing us how exponential technologies can help us improve our quality of life for one purpose: to achieve abundance. Peter H. Diamandis the founder of XPRIZE. Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler are just giving you a heads up. Find out more about Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & more.
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Humanity is still threatened by diagnosed diseases and expensive medicines. There are many theories and predictions about humankind. Some are positive, and others only prove that we are moving towards the degradation of civilization. Modern times require an extensive study on the growth of exponential technologies, but unfortunately, no university or curriculum meets this need. Peter Diamandis, Ray Kurzweil, and Dr.
Simon Worden, who completed their doctorate in astronomy, have developed a plan to begin Singularity University. The curriculum was selected considering the eight exponentially growing technologies. All these eight technologies can meet future global needs and problems. Water is a basic need of the human being, and its scarcity is a threat to life.
Without access to clean water , people are prone to many diseases.
As agriculture and other industries make use of water, we need to review our ways of consuming drinking water. How to turn this scarcity into abundance? Dean Kamen may have the answer. His ideas led him to invent a distiller for clean water in any degree.
The modern version, called Slingshot, provides 1, liters of water per day and uses energy equivalent to a hair dryer. He has made deals with Coca-Cola to help provide clean water to developing countries by producing slingshots on commercial scales. Nanotechnology has also developed many new filters and devices to purify water from contaminants.
Nanotechnology promises a great future for obtaining clean water at lower energy costs. The world today faces a dire situation with food shortage, and few resources to overcome it even with large amounts of money. In the last century, despite our efforts, we have failed to increase the production of some of the largest sources of food such as wheat and rice, even involving large agricultural technologies. To meet our need for protein, we need meat. Cattle breeding destroys the land and does not provide enough for our needs.
Aquaculture means the cultivation of fish as food. Farmers create fish pods and use mineral-rich soil for fertilization. Many technologies like this have the potential to tackle the food problem that the world is facing. While these technologies are efficient, feeding nine billion people is not an easy task. The current need is not only to provide food for the world but also to strengthen our ecosystem. All of this has been done on a very small scale.
We need to follow the experts, or the future of the world will be doomed. His network grew rapidly, and in he made a loan every 17 seconds. KickStart is another nonprofit, helping people create cheap irrigation systems for farmers and making soil blocks for building houses. So entrepreneurs from Africa download these kits and build their small-scale business. These are some of the accomplishments of DIY innovators, and their impact can be felt at all levels of the pyramid.
Tecno-philanthropist is a new type of philanthropist who has the potential to use technology to change the world. Naveen Jain, who was born very poor, began to study entrepreneurship very young.
His mother encouraged him to study. And now he is in a position to help the rest of the world using his fortune. Billionaires are helping to find solutions to global problems. What is the best way to spend your fortune, if not to help humanity? Bill Gates and Warren Buffet had the idea of giving half of their fortunes to charity after and before death.
The advent of technology diminishes the physical entities in our lives. The most affordable option is the smartphone that has a camera, GPS, browser, e-mail, dictionaries, e-books and health applications, naming just a few.
The availability of numerous job opportunities is another positive aspect of the technologies. The new technologies are sustainable and do not require much commitment. Cutting costs is another advantage. And energy is the biggest concern to make abundance possible.
Energy is a great force to overcome many problems in the world, as it provides the electricity that is used by all industries. And this will help provide education and jobs, helping to eliminate poverty. Andrew Beebe was thinking about renewable energy when he founded his Energy Innovation business.
Beebe believes that solar energy is the strongest source of energy. Reducing PV costs has great potential, as it increases the accessibility factor, helping to overcome the energy crisis currently facing. To achieve abundance, any energy must have exponential growth potential, and solar energy meets this criterion.
With time, the cost of solar energy is decreasing as its potential is increasing. Also, the technology is also bringing innovations with maximum results and with minimum energy consumption, such as LED bulbs.
We will have enough energy and means to save energy as well. That will bring prosperity, energy, and communication for all. We are moving toward our dream of abundance. Tony Wagner of Harvard and Sir Ken Robinson, agree that the curriculum taught these days is not necessary and is easily forgotten. The 21st-century teachings involve three things: Instead of memorizing, this model promotes thought.
It is important to follow methods that make our children enjoy studying so much, that they start learning on their own. The future of education is a personalized system since each student is different. Games provide a safe way to measure the mental and intellectual growth of a child.
With time, the cost of solar energy is decreasing as its potential is increasing. Also, the technology is also bringing innovations with maximum results and with minimum energy consumption, such as LED bulbs. We will have enough energy and means to save energy as well. That will bring prosperity, energy, and communication for all. We are moving toward our dream of abundance. Tony Wagner of Harvard and Sir Ken Robinson, agree that the curriculum taught these days is not necessary and is easily forgotten.
The 21st-century teachings involve three things: reading, writing, and arithmetic. Instead of memorizing, this model promotes thought. It is important to follow methods that make our children enjoy studying so much, that they start learning on their own.
The future of education is a personalized system since each student is different. Games provide a safe way to measure the mental and intellectual growth of a child. However, children learn best when someone cares about their studies, and therefore the need for teachers cannot be reduced. There are many ways to deal with teacher shortages, and AI is just one of the solutions.
If all children had access to education, then surely our dream of abundance would come true. Medicine And Technology The fact that humans now live longer lives is a way of measuring the degree of improvement in health. Medicine is an area with exponential changes, and we continually increase our standard to maintain a high quality. Africa has the highest numbers of sick people and suffers greatly regarding numbers of doctors. Advances in the field of participatory medicine can make our phones run diagnoses in real time.
The future holds great promise for us regarding health care facilities, as over time they become more accessible.
Freedom means many things, and most of them are intangible. However, we will focus on the tangible forms of freedom , such as freedom of expression, empowerment of people, etc. Providing people with all the necessities of life is tantamount to providing them with freedom.
Exponential technologies are already working on it. Ushahidi, WikiLeaks , and World are Witness are some of the sites reporting human rights abuses around the world. Ushahidi and Enough is Enough helped people vote in elections without the involvement of any political party. The abundance of communication equipped the common man with more information than the President of the United States.
According to the UN, access to the internet is a fundamental human right.
Facilitating communication helps to achieve freedom of expression. Not even governments can censor everything since it is against the nature of technology.
Information and communication technologies broaden our horizons, give space for freedom of expression and are a great platform for communication with the whole world.
They can be used for both good and bad as it can help activists as well as terrorists. By focusing on the good side of things, information and communication technologies hold the future of human empowerment and freedom. Small Groups Have Great Power Although abundance is possible, until we reach it, the real world concerns are still threatening.
Four things control change: the desire to learn something new is the first stimulant. Fear is so much stronger and allows you to do extraordinary things.
Making money is the third motivating power. And finally, our ultimate motivator is the desire for self-realization.
To speed things up, incentives can play an important role. The problem with large organizations is that they have a lot to lose and can not risk ; then small groups have a greater chance of reaching the impossible. How many could highly intelligent people bring solutions to any problem at any time and place? The Fear Of Failure Failure is important to generate new ideas. Baba Shiv studied neuroeconomics and divided humans into two categories when he considered risk. A group of people is afraid of losing; the second group is ashamed to make mistakes.
Mistakes and failures open opportunities for innovation. A person cannot be successful if he does not prepare to take big risks. Many of the great innovations were created by young people before they were thirty years old. Thinking outside the box is our only way to reach abundance.
Since developing technologies for abundance means thinking big and taking big risks, the first thing to do is to prepare individuals to risk, not to fear. He then narrated how his company gives awards for the best unsuccessful idea. Another idea to overcome our fear of failure is to make a quick prototype of an idea so that we can know where we are going. Five teams, five people, have five days to create five business plans that cannot cost more than five thousand dollars and five weeks of work.
This methodology makes use of two very strong concepts to bring innovation : small groups and the power of constraints. This method is used by companies trying to move forward in particular areas. The Next Steps We are so busy in our lives that we find it difficult to understand the potential of exponential technologies.
We underestimate our potential. Change brings innovation and makes possible what could not be imagined before. Before the invention of the wheel, no one dared to say that we would use cars.
One discovery leads to many other possibilities, and then a chain reaction begins. Technology has changed our lives and brought many career options for everyone. That was not always the case.
In the past, children grew up knowing exactly what their ancestors did. But technology empowered us to make decisions with countless options and gave us a huge range of knowledge.
But then, all those accessories became available on a smartphone, greatly reducing the cost. That is the impact of exponential technologies. But when an asteroid collided with our planet—unleashing everything from mega-tsunamis to global firestorms—these creatures were unable to adapt to the upheaval and instead went extinct.
For our species, this was very good news.
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While the dinosaurs were large, lumbering and inflexible, those early small, furry mammals—our ancestors—were far more nimble and resilient. They took opportunistic advantage of the radical changes sweeping the globe, adapted to their new environment, and never looked back.
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As agriculture and other industries make use of water, we need to review our ways of consuming drinking water.
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Mapping Leisure: The new technologies are sustainable and do not require much commitment. The biggest concern is access to safe, clean water. Trade Paperback. The Eve of Destruction: To speed things up, incentives can play an important role.