Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives by Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler

I've been thinking about the future a lot lately. You may have noticed a couple of the books I read last year were about the future (The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, the Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond, 2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything, and How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need). My interest was mostly driven by my want to become a better investor but also my curiosity about what changes should I expect / anticipate and prepare for. This is another title to add to my collection of "books- that-I-read-during-the-pandemic-because-the-future-seems-uncertain."

Seriously. The Future is Faster Than You Think couldn't be a more apt title. Getting through this book made me more aware of some of the technologies that are already available, maybe not commercially yet, but certainly out there. Given the exponential growth in technology and the development of our understanding and capabilities, I would not be surprised if many if not all of the ideas / thoughts detailed here become available to the common person in our lifetime. 

What's really more interesting than the ideas and products are the ways in which they come together to change the world. In what the book describes as convergence, the overlap of what we dream up, what gets created, who it's available to, when it's available, what it improves or solves, and how it changes our lives personally / economically / politically is what makes this read hard to put down and compelling. 

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