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.
Nothing but a waste of time and money. If the authors would have been able to stick to the facts and the truth I could have enjoyed it, but they had to interject their erroneous opinions and lie about the right. Too bad.
l'enfer c'est les autres
I enjoy the book except for the parts when he's being a futurist and he's trying to predict the future. Other than that, he has a lot to say and I enjoyed the book.
Some believe in scarcity. The truthful progress and innovative stories in this book make it almost impossible to maintain that belief.
I have been given (through Abundance) greater motivation and perspective of how I can passively enjoy a greater future; or, more excitingly, how one can catalyze an even sooner abundant society through her own unique ambitions.
This book was not at all what I expected after listening to the sample and reading the description. It's about abundance around the world as a whole and how to make that happen. It's very academic in wording. The reader;s voice didn't grab my attention at all and actual put me nearly to sleep. If not for the fact that I've had this sitting in my library for quite some time I'd be returning it.
This is a great look into what we have today and how it can help future generations. Dr. Diamandis is bending the way we look at the simple things to solve the complex. It's a fascinating book to listen to in the car. Thank you!
I prefer audio, but the narrator was dull. This would have been a much better read with a better narrator - almost put me to sleep at times.
Loved the education piece.
Dull, boring, unenthusiastic, almost put me to sleep while driving. Does not do this book justice.
Get a different narrator
I'll preface this by saying I really like Peter Diamandis for what he stands for. I was hoping this book would be about all the cool things we'll have in the future: self-driving cars, 3D printers, etc. This book instead ended up being endless examples of why we appear to be headed for doom, followed by why we actually be okay. There's a ton of great news for the third world, but that's not what I was looking for.
I found the narrator to be really dry, too.
This book is a wake up call for change agents. This book bravely faces a culture of catastrophic news stories to humbly but powerful say, "we got it - the worlds falling apart, but, we need you to stop jabbering and start helping us out with these solutions were building over here"
Create an enthusiasm for the future, for the idea that, we have what it takes to solve the problem, and the solutions will rock our world.
Read. Read. Read. And share the stories with everyone!!
I was horrified by some of the things reported on by this book like even more genetically modified foods, teenagers playing with DNA, backyard nuclear reactors and so on. These people need to be stopped before they destroy our world in the guise of saying they are solving its problems - they are creating more - even scarier problems.