THE ABUNDANCE TRAILER
WHY THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN
Through his study of exponential technologies and incentive competitions, Peter became convinced that abundance for all was within our grasp. Because of his writing and work on cognitive neuroscience and human psychology, Steven came to understand why the majority of the population was blind to this important insight. As this future flies in the face of so much contemporary pessimism, they decided to write a book about it. Abundance is that book.
Abundance is also much more: a very real possibility, a new paradigm created through focused resources and courageous hard work. Peter’s basic philosophy has always been that the best way to predict the future is to create yourself. The purpose of this book and this website is to do just that. This is a place where leaders, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, innovators and anyone else can track the technologies and accelerating progress that are now enabling a much better tomorrow. A place where we can all work together to make this vision of abundance a reality.
If you’re sick of the doom and gloom, ready for the good news, and excited by this possibility, then welcome aboard.
REVIEWS FOR ABUNDANCE
“At a moment when our world faces multiple crises and is awash in pessimism, Abundance redirects the conversation, spotlighting scientific innovators working to improve people’s lives around the world. The result is more than a portrait of brilliant minds – it’s a reminder of the infinite possibilities for doing good when we tap into our own empathy and wisdom.”– Arianna Huffington
“This brilliant must-read book provides the key to the coming era of abundance replacing eons of scarcity, a powerful antidote to today’s malaise and pessimism.”- Ray Kurzweil
“Now that human beings communicate so easily, I suspect that nothing can stop the inevitable torrent of new technologies, new ideas and new arrangements that will transform the lives of our children. Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler give us a blinding glimpse of the innovations that are coming our way — and that they are helping to create. This is a vital book.”- Matt Ridley
“Comprehensively sampled here are a hell of a lot of the profound innovations going on to improve the human condition. Every breakthrough helps empower others, and so they aggregate into a trend you can count on.”- Stewart Brand
“Diamandis and Kotler challenge us all to solve humanity’s grand challenges. Innovative small teams are now empowered to accomplish what only governments and large corporations could once achieve. The result is nothing less than the most transformative and thrilling period in human history.”- Timothy Ferriss
“Today, philanthropists, innovators and passionate entrepreneurs are more empowered than ever before to solve humanity’s grand challenges. Abundance chronicles many of these stories and the emerging tools driving us towards an age of abundance. This is an audacious and powerful read!”- Jeff Skoll
“Diamandis and Kotler do a masterful job of explaining why we are at the start of a new era of radically increasing standards of living throughout the world. Abundance is essential reading for anyone looking for a better tomorrow.”- Elon Musk
“Abundance provides proof that the proper combination of technology, people and capital can meet any grand challenge.”- Sir Richard Branson
“This engaging book is a needed corrective, a whirlwind tour of the latest developments in health care, agriculture, energy, and other fields …The authors make a compelling case for optimism over dread as we face the exhilarating unknown.”- Publisher’s Weekly
“If the future isn’t necessarily bright enough for shades, then, write high-tech pioneer Diamandis and science journalist Kotler think things are going to work out just fine…A nicely optimistic look at a matter that usually brings out the darkest thoughts among prognosticators…”- Kirkus