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.
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.
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.
Not sure about the global warming parts referenced here and the relativeness to the content
I would definitely recommend this to a friend who was feeling pessimistic about the future and needed a little pick me up to look at the better things to come.
Learning about how rare aluminum was just a couple hundred years ago in contrast to how "Abundant" it is today was somewhat of an eye opener.
Polished it off in 2 days while remaining active! Sparked dialogue. Peter Diamondis may be the key to bridging the gap between the possible and unsustainable paradigms. Still, there is a fatal omission, a lack of a precise conception of justice and a new social contract that would guarantee access to abundance, which is why a meeting between Diamondis and Norman Kurland needs to happen, else the deck of cards will likely fail.
With the media and most people so focused on the negative side of everything in the world, this book is a breath of fresh air! It really opens your eyes to how great the world is now and how much better it can become in the future. Many new technologies the authors touch on will blow your mind!
This book paints an exciting picture of a future that utilizes technology to transcend the endemic poverty that human has always known. Exciting breakthrough in technology hold limitless possibilities to increase quality of life for the developing world, and even worlds unknown as humans begin to embark on interplanetary exploration. Stimulating and full of great information. This book will restore your faith in humanity, or at least in technology's ability to access resources.