Yes, but I always prefer audio over text.
The X-Prise challenges and how they always outperform the well funded groups made up of "the smartest people".
Yes, there were some very interesting "facts" but the value was mitigated by a healthy dose of progressive politics injected into the dialog from time to time.
Entrepreneur, Designer, Film-Maker, Fundraiser, Growth Hacker, Artist
Peter does a tremendous job of introducing futuristic new markets in an incredibly simple to understand way. Using a series of examples, he properly crafts a narrative that helps you understand exactly how the future is getting better.
I got to learn about a wide range of technologies and concepts all within one book. Over population, computers, water scarcity and purification, genomics, quality of life, life expectancy etc. etc. etc.
The explanation of SpaceX prize and the contest behind Charles Lindbergh's famous flight
I look forward to visiting Singularity University
This book is an antidote to the pessimism that surrounds us. It points out that stuff is actually getting better.
Mr. Morey sounds like a recorded voice from an old answering machine, especially at first.
University administrator. Commuter cyclist. Dad, husband. Loves books of course. Aspiring Jedi Knight and Warder.
...but it's solutions are just a touch grand.
I found the future scientific and technical elements of the book to be very interesting. The future will be very cool and I believe that despite man's best efforts to destroy our planet in record time, that we'll develop the technology to survive well into the future. However, I found many of the prescriptions to be over stated. Prescribing the future of how we'll solve the world's food and water crisis is like predicting the stock market. 95% of people get it wrong - really badly. I appreciate the effort that the authors made but I found their suggestions of how to resolve the planet's issues unrealistic and just a tad elitist. But that's probably just me.
I got this title on sale so it was totally worth it. Unless you're really keen on how to save the world, you're better off on investing your hard earned credit on another one of your guilty pleasures.
It's a top listen. Refreshing perspective, focus on possibility, clever and concise content. One of those books to keep in your library and listen to over again.
All of it
This book presents a far more optimistic take on current events than most in the genre. Entertainingly written, smoothly performed, and convincing in its belief that we as a species not only can think our way out of the worst we have done to ourselves, but are well on our way to doing so. Diamandis is an example to anyone.
Exciting and Educational
it is very exciting
to many to say, but there are a few sections that just hit home with events currently going on around me.
Nonfiction book listener. Part of nonfiction book club.
#1 or #2
so many - hard to recollect
again many amazing parts in here, really like nearly all of it. Really liked the part about our amigdala and how it stops us from believing in abundance, and that we can solve the big problems of our world today.
Inspired life-navigator, self employed twenty-something, a-book-a-week-minimum-listener, loyal sweetie to my family& buddha loving do-gooder
And it did not disappoint. This author helped to found the Singularity University with Ray Kurzweil, hyper intelligent- he lays out examples of aspects of a very attainable abundant future of mankind and also gives insights to how we make these possibilities a reality. If you have ever found yourself saying "There has to be a way! But how?" in the face of todays surmounting global challenges, this books shows you a plethora of up and coming technologies that have every ability to change life as we know it, each in its own felt swoop. It is refreshing and inspiring to hear someone of such knowledge and background giving a voice to hope & optimism today.