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Book review: “The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives” by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Diamandis is a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer and Kotler is a bestselling author and peak performance expert.

In their words “… a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption.”

Soooooo…. this is another book that was published WELL before COVID-19 changed everything. With that in mind, the book seems right on in many of the topics discussed.

Here’s a peak at the some of the technologies and ideas covered in the book.

Power of convergence

  • flying cars
  • autonomous cars
  • hyperloop
  • avatars
  • quantum computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • networks
  • balloons and satellites
  • sensors
  • robotics
  • virtual and augmented reality
  • 3-d printing
  • blockchain
  • material science and nanotechnology
  • biotechnology

Rebirth of everything

  • ai and retail experience
  • go, go, gone are cashiers
  • the robots are coming; the robots are coming
  • no shopping malls
  • future of education
  • future of healthcare
  • future of longevity
  • future of insurance, finance and real estate
  • future of food

The faster future

  • climate change for optimists
  • storage
  • electric cars
  • biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • economic risks
  • existential risks
  • 5 great migrations: climate, urban, virtual, space, meta intelligence

This book is the third book in a trilogy. Abundance and Bold are the two other books worth reading in the trilogy.

The Future Is Faster Than You Think by Peter Diamandis gets a thumbs up!

Dba colleagues you have been faster the past 10 years, but can you be faster still in the next 10 years? Right?


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