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The New York Times best-selling "manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world's most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom." (The Wall Street Journal).

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 - and fast.

In Abundance, space entrepreneur turned innovation pioneer Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler document how progress in artificial intelligence, robotics, digital manufacturing synthetic biology, and other exponentially growing technologies will enable us to make greater gains in the next two decades than we have in the previous 200 years. We will soon have the ability to meet and exceed the basic needs of every person 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 innovators and industry captains making tremendous strides in each area.

©2012 Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler (P)2021 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"This engaging book is a needed corrective, a whirlwind tour of the latest developments in health care, agriculture, energy, and other fields as well as an introduction to thinkers and innovators such as Daniel Kahneman, Ray Kurzweil, and Craig Ventor." (Publishers Weekly)

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Loved this book. Learned so much, gained hope!

I loved this book. Before stumbling upon it, I had been in a little audible book rut where o had started lots of books but none were really capturing my attention. This book grabbed me immediately. I genuinely had no idea some of the solutions presented in this book existed! This book was eye-opening, inspiring, hopeful & really thought provoking & insightful. It goes by very quickly and the narration is superb! You can see why the narrator is a SAG Actor b/c he does a liquid gold perfect read w/ perfect inflection and tone. I loved this book. Highly recommend.

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Perhaps multiply his time estimates by 10

I actually really enjoyed this book and find the entire topic and the technologies he's highlighting fascinating. That said, the book came out in 2012 so we're almost 10 years out and one can't ignore that most of the things he claimed we'd have in 5 to 10 years have not come to fruition as of yet.

I still think the overall message of the book is worthwhile and I too am optimistic about the future. I just think it's gonna take a little more time (perhaps multiply his estimates by 10). And with that in mind, I do think we need to look for more solutions NOW to address the many problems in the world (ex mRNA vaccinations).

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First one, in a trilogy not to be missed

I started with book 3 of this Trilogy, narrated by Peter D, himself; a.biy of a mistake as the narrator for Abundance is not as engaging.
This is still an amazing book.