TED Talk: Abundance is our Future

I recently posted another TED talk on just how dire environmental degradation and resource depletion is globally, but that talk did end on a hopeful note.  For today’s edition, I figured we could go fully positive.  Sure things are bad.  Many passionate people will and need to dedicate their lives to raising awareness of the dangers while seeking solutions.  But many will also be there to remind us just how much potential we really have as a species.  So in this video:

Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism — that we’ll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us…

Peter Diamandis runs the X Prize Foundation, which offers large cash incentive prizes to inventors who can solve grand challenges like space flight, low-cost mobile medical diagnostics and oil spill cleanup. He is the chair of Singularity University, which teaches executives and grad students about exponentially growing technologies.

“I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems — climate crisis, species extinction, water and energy shortage — we surely do. [But] ultimately we knock them down.”
 – Peter Diamandis