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The must-read summary of Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler’s book: "Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think". This complete summary of the ideas from Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler’s book “Abundance” shows how advances in technology will make the world capable of meeting and exceeding the basic needs of every human on the planet. According to the authors, these technologies also have the potential to address several of society’s most unsolvable problems. By learning about their research, you can understand the potential of modern technology and the part you can play in preparing for a future of abundance. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read “Abundance” and find out about the abilities of technology to improve our world for the better.

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Book Presentation: Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Book Abstract

About the Author

Summary of Abundance (Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler)

1. How do you define abundance?

2. Exponential technologies now coming into play

3. Building the base of the pyramid

4. The peak of the pyramid

5. Steering towards a faster course of action

Book Presentation: Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

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Main idea

When you examine all the hard facts, the science and engineering which are now in the pipeline, the only feasible conclusion one can reach is the world is on the cusp of major marketplace changes. Exponential increases in technology mean within the next two decades, the world (both developed and developing nations) will have the capacity to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is literally within our grasp and a rising global living standard will result.

While this may run contrary to the gloom and doom which fills the daily news cycle, the undeniable fact is exponential gains are now being made in a wide and growing number of fields – artificial intelligence, robotics, computing, broadband networks, digital manufacturing, nanomaterials and synthetic biology to name just a few. As these and other technologies mature and get applied, it is inevitable society’s most unsolvable problems will be addressed, especially when all of these advances amplify and build on each other.

“For the first time in history, our capabilities have begun to catch up to our ambitions. Humanity is now entering a period of radical transformation in which technology has the potential to significantly raise the basic standards of living for every man, woman, and child on the planet. Within a generation, we will be able to provide goods and services, once reserved for the wealthy few, to any and all who need them. Or desire them. Abundance for all is actually within our grasp.”

– Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler

About the Author

PETER DIAMANDIS is chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation, a nonprofit which offers large incentive prizes for radical technology breakthroughs. The Foundation is best known for the $10 million prize it offered for private spaceflight and the $10 million prize offered for cars which achieve 100 miles-per-gallon fuel efficiency. Dr. Diamandis is co-founder and chairman of the Singularity University and is also a consultant to many of the world’s largest enterprises. He is a graduate of MIT and Harvard Medical School.

STEVEN KOTLER is a best-selling author and an award-winning journalist. His articles have appeared in 60 publications including Wired, Popular Science, National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine. He is the co-founder and director of research at the Flow Genome project. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the John Hopkins University.

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Summary of Abundance (Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler)

1. How do you define abundance?

Abundance is best described as a three-tiered pyramid where first basic needs are met, then the person has access to the tools of growth and finally they live healthy and free lives where they can contribute to society. Abundance will be realized when everyone on the planet has unfettered access to all three tiers.

Abraham Maslow created what he termed his “hierarchy of human needs” in the 1950s and this working definition of abundance is loosely based on an adaptation of Maslow’s concept. For an abundance pyramid:

The base of the pyramid

Global abundance would mean first of all everyone has sufficient water, food and shelter. Or to be specific:

Three to five liters of drinking water per day per person.2,000 calories or more of balanced, nutritious food daily.Vitamin and mineral supplements as required.25 liters of water per person per day for bathing, cooking, etc.Durable shelter with lighting, ventilation and sanitation.The middle level of the pyramid