By Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
Publisher: Free Press
Publication Date: February 2012
Between global warming, a global financial crisis and global food shortages, you can’t blame folks for being a tad depressed AND on top of all that, if you believe the Mayan Calendar, 2012 is supposed to be the year it all ends for all of us.
But in their new book, “Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think,” the authors offer a boldly contrarian and optimistic book for today’s cynical times. They make the case that we are indeed on the cusp of a new era, an era when the lives of millions are improved.
Think of this book as the ultimate “Yes, we can.”
Tech entrepreneur turned philanthropist, Diamandis (he’s the chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation) and award-winning science writer Kotler declare that “humanity is now entering a period of radical transformation where technology has the potential to significantly raise the basic standard of living for every man, woman and child on the planet. Within a generation, we will be able to provide goods and services that were once reserved for the wealthy few to any and all who need them. … Abundance for all is actually within our grasp.”
Some good news for a change!