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—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, infinite computing, ubiquitous broadband networks, digital manufacturing, nanomaterials, synthetic biology, and many other exponentially growing technologies will enable us to make greater gains in the next two decades than we have in the previous two hundred years. We will soon have the ability to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp.
Praise for Abundance:
"This brilliant must-read book provides the key to the coming era of abundance replacing eons of scarcity. Abundance is a powerful antidote to today's malaise and pessimism." - Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist and author of The Singularity is Near
"Abundance provides proof that the proper combination of technology, people and capital can meet any grand challenge." - Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group
"This is a vital book. Diamandis and Kotler give us a blinding glimpse of the innovations that are coming our way—and that they are helping to create." - Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist
"Our world faces multiple crises and is awash in pessimism. Abundance redirects the conversation, spotlighting scientific innovators working to improve people's lives. The result is more than a portrait of brilliant minds—it's a reminder of the infinite possibilities for doing good when we tap into our own empathy and wisdom." – Ariana Huffington, CEO of Huffington Post
"This is an audacious and powerful read! Abundance shows us how today's philanthropists, innovators, and passionate entrepreneurs are more empowered than ever before to solve humanity's grand challenges." – Jeff Skoll, cofounder, eBay; Chairman, Participant Productions