Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

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.

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  1. Diamandis will address 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. Diamandis explores how four emerging forces—exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion—are conspiring to solve our biggest problems.
  2. There is nothing we can not do. There is no plroblem that can't be solved with the technology we have at our fingertips. 

    When we arrived on a world that was local and linear. Today that world is exponential and global. It's a very different world we live in.
  3. IBM's Watson supercomputer destroys all humans in Jeopardy
  4. TEDxCaltech - J. Craig Venter - Future Biology
  5. The challenge for the X Prize was to send a rocket into space with passengers twice within a week. Richard Branson bought the commercial rights and created Virgin Galactic.

  6. If we don't take big risks we will stop being the most innovative nation. Unless you allow for failure you don't allow for breakthrough.
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