For years we’ve been inundated with bleak forecasts about the future. But in this electrifying new book, author Byron Reese debunks the pessimistic outlook as dangerous, and shows instead how technology will soon create a dramatically better world for every person on earth, beyond anything we have dared to imagine.
With the art of a storyteller, Reese synthesizes history, technology, and sociology into an exciting, fast-moving narrative that shows how technological change has had dramatic effects on humanity in the past. He then looks forward at the technological changes we know are coming - from genetics, nanotechnology, robotics, and many other fields - and explores how they will vastly increase wealth, prolong our lifespans, redefine human rights, and alter the social fabric of the world. Reese explains how the Internet, human ingenuity, and technological innovation will help us forever end the five historic plagues of human existence: ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war. With a rational and researched optimism, Reese sees the future not as a world in a downward spiral, but as destined for progress beyond our imaginations. As Reese looks forward, he notes that “we are gaining speed, not winding down. We are blooming, not withering, as we leverage the greatest natural resource on the planet: the human mind.”
The future of Earth’s inhabitants has never been brighter. If you want to get excited about the future, then this is the book for you.
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Sugar Shock Optimism – I hope he’s accurate
- G. House Sr. "I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction."
not a master work, but good read
I have, which in my opinion is the best, and that's one reason why I've tried this book
No Peter Diamond or Steven Pinker, but all right. The world needs more optimists, but the author is almost dreaming, in my opinion. To say that there will be less war or less hunger in the future, I can easily see…but no war? The book is good, no doubt, but just not a master piece like Abundance. But I am glad that it is Grover Gardner that read it, makes it all worth the time to listen to.
- Simon "Simon's Word"