The andlt;Iandgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestselling and#8220;manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the worldand#8217;s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedomand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;The Wall Street Journalandlt;/Iandgt;).andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 closingand#8212;fast.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;Abundanceandlt;/Iandgt;, 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.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Breaking down human needs by categoryand#8212;water, food, energy, healthcare, education, freedomand#8212;Diamandis and Kotler introduce us to innovators and industry captains making tremendous strides in each area. and#8220;Not only is andlt;Iandgt;Abundanceandlt;/Iandgt; a riveting page-turnerand#8230;but itand#8217;s a book that gives us a future worth fighting for. And even more than that, it shows us our place in that fightand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;The Christian Science Monitorandlt;/Iandgt;).
Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation (XPrize.org), co-Founder andamp; Chairman of the Singularity University (SingularityU.org), a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School, where he received his MD.Steven Kotler is an author, journalist, and co-founder of the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary. His books include the nonfiction worksandnbsp;andlt;Iandgt;The Rise of Supermanandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Abundance, A Small Furry Prayerandlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;West of Jesusandlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;and the novelandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;The Angle Quickest for Flightandlt;/iandgt;. His articles have appeared in more than sixty publications, includingandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;The New York Times Magazineandlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Wiredandlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;GQandlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Outsideandlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Popular Scienceandlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Discoverandlt;/iandgt;, andandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;National Geographicandlt;/iandgt;. He also writes The Playing Field, a blog about the science of sport and culture for PsychologyToday.com.
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