For that matter, what’s your proposed solution to plastic waste generally, and the already-wealthy petroleum companies who have big plans for more fracking so they can flood the world with even more cheap plastic? I’ll argue that observation has shown this not to be true. Located on the edge of Abu Dhabi, out past the oil refinery and the airport, Masdar will soon house 50, residents, while another 40, work there. The result is a two track society where most people are very poor, yet generally comfortable and a small minority is able to afford the education and other accessories needed to snag a high skill, high return job. However, aluminum is tightly bound in a clay-like material called bauxite. In order to free technology and allow it to evolve, we too must free our own minds and evolve from our reptilian, amygdala driven patterns, to higher order thinking and use of the frontal lobes of our brains.

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If half the people die at age 70 and half at age 0, then average life expectancy is The emphasis will be less on making diamzndis, and more on making contributions, or at least creating an interesting life. There is very little of substance here. If you read only one book this year, this is it. It will be nice to have a book to point them to now.

book abundance diamandis and kotler

I think people should read this and get some good ideas. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed.

book abundance diamandis and kotler

This is nothing but self-serving greenwashing. One of the book’s many examples from Singularity Daimandis is Matterneta start-up that aims to deliver food and medicine to African villagers by drone.

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That’s what “building on work that had come before” means. Food distribution and agriculture as we know it will dramatically change when we invest in the BOP, which in turn will teach us how to manage the world when 9 billion of us roam the streets. They outline the incredible technological advances that are occurring in psychology and biology and therefore in health care and food production, in education, in energy development, in every field of human endeavor.


book abundance diamandis and kotler

They are like gods; praise them! What could American women be accomplishing creatively and professionally right now if inwhen we won the vote, we had also been unshackled en masse from a the physical labor of beauty and fashion regimens, housework, and child care; b the mental labor of staying aware of a truckload of daily minutiae ranging from your mother-in-law’s birthday, to which kid has soccer practice what days, to the need to pick up the mail and replace the toilet paper roll; and c the emotional labor of managing the often destructive moods and egos of the men around us?

This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Diamandis claims that cell phones reduce consumption because they obviate the need for such thing as TVsstereos, flashlights, tools, video games, computers and home entertainment systems. As a bonus, the authors provide a detailed reference section filled with ninety graphs, charts and graphics offering much of the source data underpinning their conclusions.

That takes us to his third and final argument: If your audience size is less than a million people, you are wasting your gift. The advantage, such as it is, comes from the fact that they don’t have the developed countries’ huge invested interest in the old and expensive technologies of land lines, coal, and gasoline, which puts the under-developed countries in a better position to be early adopters of the new technologies, particularly solar power.

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

Published inand with a lot of research xiamandis writing presumably done well before that publication date, some of the book suffers from the problem of being at least seven years out of date in fields like technology, where seven years is an eternity.

I have decided that Khaneman shame should be an actual term.

It goes like this, diakandis and on throughout the book. Some of the book deals with the psychology of why people are predisposed to believe the worst about the future, and some of it deals with how typical economic models of helping developing countries are dimandis.


InFoldit players increased the catalytic speed of one of the most useful reactions in organic chemistry the Diels-Alder reaction by more than eighteen fold thus speeding up our collective molecular manufacturing capacity considerably.

They want to preserve land, but seem to think they could do that by just destroying small bits of land more efficiently, and hope that other land will be saved in the process. Many of these causes for hope come from advances in technology, but t Possibly the most fascinating nonfiction book I have read in a decade: Want to Diamwndis Currently Reading Read.

OPL, then, is a global initiative meant to combat these shortages. Moreover, as far as abunrance wars are concerned, Masdar sits on the Persian Gulf—which is a mighty aqueous body. They tell the story in a readable format, but more than half the book is notes and data supporting their argument.

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis

One can realize the childish view when the authors talk about 3D printing as a paradigm shift technology. The powerful have always been able to limit other people’s access to resources whenever it benefited them, and the authors never explain how they’d keep powerful corporations and powerful governments diamancis continuing to do such a thing.

On the other hand, having just read Dave Eggers’ The Circleit’s interesting that many of the advances abundnace Eggers warns will eventually enslave us, are here presented as exciting breakthroughs. No wasted words here and never over my head.