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Given today’s remarkable technological and scientific breakthroughs, the world is in better shape than you might think. Medical doctor Peter H. Diamandis and journalist Steven Kotler insist that nothing is wrong that people can’t fix. They argue that society stands poised to solve its most fundamental problems – famine, disease and energy depletion – in the coming decades. Critics and cynics may find fault with the book’s optimism, but it is well reasoned. For a visit to the potential bright side, getAbstract recommends this compelling look ahead.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How technology can solve the issue of scarcity,
  • How the world could achieve “abundance” within 25 years and
  • Why innovation demands tolerance for risk.
 

About the Authors

Peter H. Diamandis, a physician, is CEO of the X Prize Foundation and founder of more than a dozen space and high-tech companies. Journalist and entrepreneur Steven Kotler is the author of four books. His work has appeared in more than 60 publications, including Wired, The New York Times and GQ.

 

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Solving Scarcity Issues
The issue of scarcity came to wide public attention when 18th-century British scholar Thomas Robert Malthus predicted that eventually the world would not have enough food to feed its population. In 1972, the Club of Rome, a group of leading intellectuals, published...

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