Forget the doom. Forget the gloom. A new book entitled Abundance: The World Is Better than You Think claims the human race is becoming smarter, healthier and richer, The Daily Beast reports.
Authored by entrepreneur Peter H. Diamandis and journalist Steven Kotler the book claims just about every quality-of-life metric has improved over the past two centuries and will continue to do so.
Yet despite so many positive improvements to our day-to-day lives Diamandis and Kotler claim humans are 'hard-wired' not to notice change for the good but to instead focus on bad news.
The authors say it's time rethink negative perspectives and embrace the 'abundance' trend, which they believe will result in a significant rise in global standards of living over the next three decades.
Speaking to The Daily Beast they explain that the concept of abundance isn't about spreading a life of luxury across the globe, but providing “everyone with a life of possibility”.
And rather than being an utopian dream it's claimed conditions including by new technology, DIY innovation and techno-philanthropathy are in place to tackle the world's biggest challenges.