Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis
5 of 5 stars
I’ll admit it. I’m a slightly overdone realist. I am captivated by the genius ideas behind the rising billion, social entrepreneurship, exponential change and the tenets of meeting basic needs to catapult darkness into light. I was utterly captivated by the topics, technology, and positivism. In a myriad of woe is me and earth-shattering expletives of world-ending moments of terror, disaster, and the human condition need an uplifting idea. I do wish Audible, and Amazon would work out a text deal such that one could capture a paragraph.
This book is a definite affirmation of technology, and I couldn’t have been more into it. I read this book a few years ago, and I always come back to it when I consider pervasive media like the shifting of social media tides such as the Facebook data scandal are happening in early 2018. I read mostly electronic books, but this is one book I wish I had the paper copy all marked up and highlighted because I often come right back to it. They make you see the innovation and creativity that technology births!
I listened to this book on Audible (an Amazon company). Listening to it was very soothing over the course of two six-hour drives plus some. I did rewind enough so that I could glean some positivism in between the then current affairs of fence jumpers, ISIS crisis, execution videos, emotionally wrought high-schoolers with weapons, and drought calamities. I highly recommend this book even for us realists who never argue that the glass is half full or empty. If you love the power of technology and social media ugliness has got you down, read this book!