Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
This is a different type of Sunday Inspirational video, it is an introduction to a book by its co- author Peter Diamandis.
In Abundance, space entrepreneur turned innovation pioneer Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler document how progress in artificial intelligence, robotics, infinite computing, ubiquitous broadband networks, digital manufacturing, nonmaterial, synthetic biology, and many other exponentially growing technologies will enable us to make greater gains in the next two decades than we have in the previous two hundred years. We will soon have the ability to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp.
Breaking down human needs by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, freedom—Diamandis and Kotler introduce us to dozens (and dozens) of innovators and industry captains making tremendous strides in each area: Dean Kamen’s “Slingshot,” a technology which can transform polluted water, salt water or even raw sewage into incredibly high-quality drinking water for less than one cent a liter; the Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE which promises a low-cost, handheld medical device that allows anyone to diagnose themselves better than a board certified doctor; Dickson Despommier’s “vertical farms,” which replaces traditional agriculture with a system that uses 80 percent less land, 90 percent less water, 100 percent fewer pesticides and zero transportation costs.
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This next 46 minute video is really worth the time to watch. We get caught up in the “bad news” that is everywhere and almost no time is spent on the amazing accomplishments and discoveries that are being made, the world is actually getting better at an extraordinary rate.What is the number one thing that you took away from watching these video’s? For me, it is that, yes, we have some big problems facing the world at this time but the future is much brighter than we imagine. More TV and News time needs to be spent on the things being done right and new technologies and less on doom and gloom.
Create The Life You Want to Live,
Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally