The news only focuses on the negative.
Technology is the force that turns scarcity into Abundance
Peter is advising a company called the Diamond Foundry which takes water and carbon feedstock into diamond.
He notes that we are on track to eliminating extreme poverty in the nearterm. (Economist and many others)
Population growth goes down with increased education and improved healthcare.
Global terrorism overall is down by a factor of three.
Shows charts of worldwide life expectancy.
1820 26 years 1900 31 years 1950 49 years 2010 67 years
Annual hours worked per person are down,
Automobile and airlines fatality rates are down based on deaths per 100 million person miles traveled.
Age adjusted maternal mortality rates.
Impact of exponential technologies
Cost to launch an internet tech startup
2000 $5 million 2005 $500K 2009 %50k 2011 $5K
Faster cheaper computing power >> Networks, sensors, robotics, 3D printing, synthetic biology, virtual reality >>
Who can change the world
1000 years ago Kings and queens with armies or large scale patronage 100 years ago the rockefellers today all of us if we really want it
Awarded and active $116 million in prizes
$100 million xprizes in development
More people solving problems gives Diamandis the greatest hope
2010 23% of the world population on internet
2020 the low estimate is 5 billion people (66% of the population) connected to the internet of the 7.5-8 billion
Facebook internet drones
Google drones, balloons and wifi everywhere
Elon's 4000 satellite internet network
2020(alt) 100% internet connected
Next ten years - quantum computing, AI and other tech will unleash innovation and creativity
You will be able to know what you want to know, but it will be the quality of the questions that are asked that will matter