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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler 2012 | ISBN: 1451614217, 1451695764 | English | 400 Pages | EPUB | 2.55 MB Providing abundance is humanityΓÇÖs grandest challengeΓÇöthis is a book about how we rise to meet it. We 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. An antidote to pessimism by tech entrepreneur turned philanthropist, Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler. 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 closingΓÇöfast. The authors document how four forcesΓÇöexponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising BillionΓÇöare 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.