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

abudanceWe will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions.

Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing—fast. 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.

Articles, reviews, interviews, TED Talks, etc. related to the book Abundance

1. Review (The New York Times): Plenty to Go Around
John Gertner
March 30, 2012

2. Video (TED Talk): Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future
Peter H. Diamandis
February 2012

3. Review (Christian Science Monitor): ‘Abundance’: The Future Is Better Than You Think
Kate Vander Wiede
Feb. 28, 2012

4. Book excerpt (Slate): Peter Diamandis: How 3-D Printing Will Make The Future Better
Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
Feb. 21, 2012

5. Review (Stanford Social Innovation Review): Techno-Optimists Beware: Two Books Argue That Entrepreneurs and Technology Are Transforming The Global Economy
Timothy Ogden
July 31, 2012

6. Video synopsis (YouTube): ‘Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think’ Introduction
Peter H. Diamandis
Feb. 18, 2012 (3:19 mins.)