I just finished the book “Abundance” by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler; The subtitle is: “The future is better than you think” and I came away really believing that. This book is a must read to counter the mindset of doom and gloom. The authors are huge on the merits of technology, explaining that “Technology is a resource liberating mechanism.” The big idea being that if we can get our minds thinking in exponential terms, then we can continue to develop the technology that will unlock abundance for everyone on the planet.
An excerpt from the end of the book: “Twenty years ago, most well off US citizens owned a camera, a video camera, a CD player, a stereo, a video game console, a cell phone, a watch, an alarm clock, a set of encyclopedias, a world atlas, a Thomas Guide, and a whole bunch of other assets that easily add up to more than $10,000. All of which come standard on today’s smart phones, or are available for purchase at the app store for less than a cup of coffee. In this, our exponentially enabled world, that’s how quickly $10,000 worth of expenses can vanish. More importantly, these things can vanish without too much outside intervention. No one set out to zero the costs of two dozen products, inventors set out to make better cell phones, and the path of the adjacent possible did the rest.”
More about the book at the website: http://www.abundancethebook.com. Also, check out this quick video for a compelling summary: