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The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives (Exponential Technology Series) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the Cofounder and Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project (FlowGenomeProject.com). His books include Bold, The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages and his articles have appeared in over seventy publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Forbes, and Time. He also writes Far Frontiers, a blog about science and innovation for Forbes.com. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
—Ray Kurzweil, author of New York Times bestsellers The Singularity Is Near and How to Create a Mind
“Diamandis and Kotler have written a powerful and beautiful masterpiece outlining a compelling future for humanity. The Future is Faster Than You Think offers CEOs and entrepreneurs a clear vision on the transformation of every major industry this decade. Required reading for anyone who wants to surf above the tsunami of change.”
—Tony Robbins, New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, life and business strategist
“In their amazing book The Future Is Faster Than You Think, Diamandis and Kotler offer us a hopeful and powerful vision of the future. Packed with amazing stories, mindblowing technology and deep lessons about all of the extraordinary opportunities before us—a must read!”
—Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPRIZE, and first private female astronaut
“Exponential technologies will transform every industry this decade. In this book, Diamandis and Kotler provide a deep and thorough researched view of the road ahead. Every entrepreneur and leader needs to understand the transformation and opportunities to plan and prepare. The future is faster than you think.”
—Pharrell Williams, Grammy Award–winning musician and artist
"An enthusiastic look at the technologies of the future—which is just about now..... Diamandis and Kotler are cheerleaders for disruption, the scale and speed of which are increasing. But they're also realists, noting where there's more sizzle than steak even when they promise really cool things....Welcome reading for the futurists and technogeeks in the audience."
"A gazillion books ponder the social and economic effects of disruptors like AI, virtual reality, 3-D printing, blockchain, robotics, and digital biology. What's intriguing about The Future Is Faster Than You Think is the speculation from Diamondis and Kotler about what happens when all that stuff starts coming together. The implication for extending lifetimes is especially intriguing."
—Inc's “New Business Books You Need to Read in 2020”
"Heartiest congratulations to Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler on this third volume in the Exponential Mindset Series. It is a brilliant achievement, one that makes an exceptionally important contribution to thought leadership."
—Blogging on Business
"Where The Future Is Faster Than You Think excels, and what makes the book so enjoyable to read, is the infectious excitement that the authors bring to talking about new technologies."
—Inside Higher Ed --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- Publisher : Simon & Schuster (28 January 2020)
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The first chapter in the section called “The Power of Convergence” captures your attention with the fascinating topic of flying cars. The authors explain the importance of convergence of technologies bringing revolutionary improvements to parameters of safety, noise and price – concluding that “flying cars are just the beginning”. Just as the convergence of the internal combustion engine, the moving assembly line and the petroleum industry drove out horse-and-buggy transportation, the age of individual car ownership is giving way to newer forms of transportation like ridesharing, autonomous cars, flying cars and hyper-loops.
In the next two chapters, we get an overview of “exponential technologies” like quantum computing, artificial intelligence and biotechnology. The fourth chapter talks about the accelerating pace of change due to a variety of factors, such as new business models and the availability of capital from crowdfunding and venture capitalists.
In the second section of the book, “The Rebirth of Everything”, we learn about the future of diverse fields, including shopping, entertainment, education, healthcare and food. The third section, “The Faster Future” describes threats, their solutions and the ongoing migrations on an unprecedented scale.
While reading this book, you encounter many futuristic technologies – including Blockchain, Initial Coin Offering, Crowdsurance, Augmented Reality, Avatars, Experience Economy, Hyper-personalization, Vertical Farms and Cultured Meat – terms which seem meaningless till the authors explain them. For example, a blockchain is defined as “a distributed, mutable, permissible, and transparent digital ledger”. Each of these terms is explained in detail, followed by its implications, “By cutting out the middleman and bringing accounting into the digital age, blockchain is doing to banks what the internet did to traditional media: gutting them.”
While the book focuses primarily on new technologies in the American context, it contains examples from various countries including India. Further, the extent of cellphone penetration in recent years has demonstrated how rapidly new technologies can be assimilated in developing countries.
After reading this book you will readily believe that the future is already here!
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A great book about the future!