A Future of Abundance: Is the World Better Than We Think?
Catalogue Number: 394513
Producer: Films Media Group
Subject: Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Medicine, Science
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2012
Running Time: 50
While the media tells us that the world is in an unparalleled state of downward spiral, Peter Diamandis, cofounder of Singularity University and author of Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think,believes that technology is advancing rapidly in ways that will easily provide all of Earth’s inhabitants with their basic needs while addressing today’s environmental concerns. This program visits with Diamandis at the Singularity University campus, where he explains his reasoning, then examines some revolutionary technologies designed to alleviate hunger, improve health care, and save natural resources. Ventures profiled include the Sahara Forest Project, which pairs cutting-edge water desalination with solar power to produce food; an app that lets users diagnose medical conditions without a doctor’s visit; and 3-D printers capable of creating consumer goods at home. Diamandis’ great faith in the power of the Internet as a research tool is illustrated by a quick look at 15-year-old Jack Andraka, who used it to invent a test for early detection of pancreatic cancer.
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