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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. Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap. Providing abundance is humanity's grandest challenge—this is a book about how we rise to meet it. We will soon be able to meet and exceed.
The internet, space program and human genome project among others would not have existed but for government funded research.
Private companies do not engage in basic research because their motive is profit as opposed to knowledge. Diamandis spends an entire chapter arguing that those who disagree with him do so because of the inherent psychological underpinnings of the brain, which cause us to be unduly influenced by an innate pessimism and to place increased weight on negative arguments and evidence and to ignore positive news and events in turn.
But the biggest problem with the book is that Diamandis simply does not seem to understand human nature. Simply put, there is no such thing as 'enough' when it comes to human beings and their desires to acquire material wealth and possessions.
Increased wealth begets increased consumption and as long as we continue to overlook the role of population, it will become increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that we live on a finite planet with finite resources.
A far better solution than the ones Diamandis proposes, would be to put humane programs in place to systematically reduce human birth rates. I think people should read this and get some good ideas. Peter H. Diamandis is a New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of more than fifteen high-tech companies. Chairman of the Singularity University SingularityU.
Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, and Harvard Medical School, where he received his MD. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages and his articles have appeared in over seventy publications, including The New York Times Magazine , Atlantic Monthly , Wired , Forbes , and Time.
He also writes Far Frontiers , a blog about science and innovation for Forbes. Toggle navigation.
And it has always overcome them. More than that, we collectively over time have improved the quality of human existence. We now live longer Peter H. Diamandis , Steven Kotler.
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.