The Future Is Better Than You Think
Publication Date: March 2012
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Providing abundance is humanity's grandest challenge; this is a book about how we rise to meet that challenge.
Peter H. Diamandis is the chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, cofounder and chairman of Singularity University, and the founder of more than a dozen high-tech companies. He has degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering from MIT and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Steven Kotler is the author of the bestselling novel The Angle Quickest for Flight and the nonfiction work West of Jesus, a 2006 PEN West finalist. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Wired, Discover, Popular Science, Details, Outside, National Geographic, and elsewhere. He also writes "The Playing Field," a blog about the science of sport, for PsychologyToday.com. Steven runs the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary with his wife in New Mexico. Arthur Morey has recorded over one hundred audiobooks, winning AudioFile Earphones and Best Voice Awards, as well as an Audie nomination. He has performed fiction by John Updike, John Irving, Richard Russo, Julie Orringer, and Jack Vance. Nonfiction titles include The Informant, Unlikely Allies, Citizens of London, and Munich 1938. Arthur attended Harvard University and the University of Chicago and has performed Off-Broadway, Off-Loop, and in Italy. He taught writing at Northwestern University for ten years and also works as an editor and ghostwriter.
"This engaging book is a needed corrective, a whirlwind tour of the latest developments in health care, agriculture, energy, and other fields as well as an introduction to thinkers and innovators such as Daniel Kahneman, Ray Kurzweil, and Craig Ventor." ---Publishers Weekly