This week we turn to TED’s 2012 Conference where Peter Diamandis gave a talk called “Abundance is Our Future”. Peter looks at the world of information overload, how we’re predisposed to focus on negative news first and how that shapes our view of the substantial problems we face as a society now and in the future.
From that somewhat dismal view, he then explains why that is extremely shortsighted and prevents us from seeing the truly extraordinary times we live in and, perhaps more importantly, the even more extraordinary times and unavoidable abundance that are to come.
Check out Peter’s video through the link below. We felt it was well worth the time.
For those that might not be familiar, TED, according to their website, is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs (including one coming to Cincinnati in May), and the annual TED Prize.
Have a great week!