Bill Gates read Abundance on a recent vacation, and he recommends it!
A shout out goes to Current TV host and futurist Jason Silva, who was so inspired by the book that he created a powerful video we’re pleased to share with you.
We are excited to announce that Dr. Jan Teitelbaum from California won the Abundance Tell-a-Friend campaign prize! More than 2000 people participated in the campaign, by telling their friends and family about our book on Facebook, Twitter or by email, and we’d like to thank everyone who helped spread the word about Abundance. As the lucky winner, Dr. Teitelbaum will be eligible to choose either the zero gravity flight (www.gozeroG.com) or a 4-day Singularity University Executive program (www.SingularityU.org) as his prize.
Here’s what Dr. Taitelbaum said after reading Abundance:
Reading “Abundance” has brought additional joy to my life. Seeing the evidenced explained so clearing and engaging had greatly expanded my level of Optimism, potential and possibility. In my view the world is in a tough spot. The evidence in “Abundance” of how we can care for ALL the people in the world over the next 25 years is so exciting and stimulating. After living in Manhattan for 25 years, I was struck by vertical farming. Taking a dilapidated building and using it to grow food to feed the neighborhood is so beautiful. I recommend this book to my patients and family and friends. It is a must read for anyone who has a limited vision of what is possible over the next 25 years.
A big shout out to Tor Barstad who blew our minds when he purchased 45 copies to send to high-ranking government official in Norway!
Tor Okland Barstad is currently a student of Computer Science in Norway, planning to specialize in Artificial Intelligence.
He said: “I´m just a 21 year old guy from Norway who believes that even small contributions towards hastening technological progress today might reap benefits beyond our wildest dreams in the future. I think technology not only will enable us to solve the challenges facing this one planet we´re living on, but also ensure that the gift of life eventually can be enjoyed on billions upon billions of planets.”