In Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think, Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tell us that the world is changing and that we must believe the world can get better. They believe that the "grand challenges of our time will be solved." The authors tell us that the world needs to work together, and we need to change the conversation. "You" can be part of solving the world's biggest problems. It's about optimism ?– and progress in technology. The book identifies three main forces particularly affected by the unprecedented power of growing technologies:
1. DIY innovators: A do-it-yourself revolution is allowing small teams of very committed people to do things that previously only large companies or governments could do.
2. Wealthy technophilanthropists are bringing their money to bear on world-changing innovation in global need areas, such as clean water and accessible energy sources.
3. Strides in Internet access, microfinance and wireless technology will allow the "bottom billion" to get connected to the global economy and transform them into an emerging market force.
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.