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Abundance Audiobook
Abundance
Written by: 
Steven Kotler, Peter H. Diamandis
Narrated by: 
Arthur Morey
Abundance Audiobook

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

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Publisher's Summary

We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people. This book is an antidote to pessimism by tech-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler.

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. The authors document how four forces - exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the technophilanthropist, and the rising billion - are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. Abundance establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic road map for governments, industry, and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

Examining human need by category - water, food, energy, health care, education, and freedom - Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making great strides in each area: Larry Page, Stephen Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon Musk, Bill Joy, Stewart Brand, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Craig Venter, and many, many others.

©2012 Peter H, Diamandis and Steven Kotler (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This engaging book is a needed corrective, a whirlwind tour of the latest developments in health care, agriculture, energy, and other fields as well as an introduction to thinkers and innovators such as Daniel Kahneman, Ray Kurzweil, and Craig Ventor." (Publishers Weekly)

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    jack 12-18-13
    jack 12-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "stick to the facts and skip the politics"
    Would you try another book from Steven Kotler and Peter H. Diamandis and/or Arthur Morey?

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    Would you ever listen to anything by Steven Kotler and Peter H. Diamandis again?

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    Would you be willing to try another one of Arthur Morey’s performances?

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    Was Abundance worth the listening time?

    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.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Las Cruces, NM, United States 05-21-12
    Gary Las Cruces, NM, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2016

    l'enfer c'est les autres

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    "Best when he's not being a futurist."

    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.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Socialistic propaganda"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MJU 07-20-16
    MJU 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration is annoying, content good"

    I liked the content but the narration is annoying to listen to. Turning up the volume only makes it worse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Calum 07-18-16
    Calum 07-18-16
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    "mind expanding"

    even if you disagreed with some of the ethics shared. Covers many concepts of our future, some are dated.

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    Lonny Thiessen 07-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Well worth the listen!!"

    This is a down to earth look at our potential future. This is a must read.

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    Ono 06-16-16
    Ono 06-16-16
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    "wonder-full!"

    full of wonder, hope, inspiration and, most importantly, maps to greatness. an excellent pairing with "bold" the other book

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    Bennie Covington 06-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Finally some solutions to the challenges we face!"

    In a world where the rhetoric only addresses the problems but offers little in terms of approaches or solutions, Abundance provides some valuable insights into how we can succeed. It see historical context to demonstrate that these solutions are well within our ability and reminds us just how far we have come as a species.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David United States 05-31-16
    David United States 05-31-16 Member Since 2012

    Hellicopter Man

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    "A good alternative view"

    One fly in this presentation is the lingering shadow of the irrational global warming histeria. Specifically, the author tells us in chapter ten that word crop production will decine by 10 - 20 % 2012 - 2022 (19 min ) . The book was publised in February 2012, and its now mid 2016. So I looked it up and planetary crop production was up

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TROY K BARDWELL GAITHERSBURG, MD United States 05-21-16
    TROY K BARDWELL GAITHERSBURG, MD United States 05-21-16
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    "very exciting to listen what the future holds."

    Not sure about the global warming parts referenced here and the relativeness to the content

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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