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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Examining human need by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education,
freedom—Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making great strides
in each area: Larry Page, Steven Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon
Musk, Bill Joy, Stewart Brand, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Craig
Venter, among many, many others.

The Last Whole Earth Catalog is one of the inspirations behind 5th village.

TED talks (just to get you started)

Want to get some hard facts on why Africa is not a hopeless situation listen to Charles Robertson: Africa’s next boom

This talk has nothing to do with developing countries, but I share Janette Sadik-Khan: New York’s streets? Not so mean any more idea that a real time experiment beats a long study! Let’s just see what works, and adjust as we go along.

And this is  Derek Sivers: How to start a movement showing us how to inspire people to become a 5th villager!


How about this as a theme song for now Cass Elliot singing New World Coming

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