Read: June 2020

Inspiration: What new technologies are on the horizon that I should be aware of?


Written with the help of ChatGPT, below is a brief summary to understand what is covered in the book.

“The Future is Faster Than You Think”, published in 2020 by authors and entrepreneurs Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, a futurist and entrepreneur, explores the ways in which technology is transforming society and how these changes will shape the future. He argues that technological progress is happening much faster than many people realize and that it will have far-reaching implications for every aspect of our lives. The book is divided into ten chapters, each of which looks at a different aspect of the future and how it will be impacted by technology. Some of the topics covered in the book include artificial intelligence, robotics, energy, transportation, and healthcare. Throughout the book, Diamandis provides an optimistic view of the future and argues that many of the problems facing humanity can be solved through technological innovation. He also explores the potential risks and unintended consequences of these technologies and considers how society can address them. Overall, “The Future is Faster Than You Think” is an informative and entertaining look at the future and how it is being shaped by technological progress.

Unedited Notes

Direct from my original book log, below are my unedited notes (abbreviations and misspellings included) to show how I take notes as I read.

***Disclaimer: notes taken before realizing I needed better notes

Cell-based meat future (Memphis Meats, Aleph Farms), 3D printed housing, AI personas (Lifekind) Daqri construction AR helmet, Recognizr AR social media, smart contac lenses (Mojo Vision), Hyperloop and Boring change travel, can live across country, flow batteries complement lithium ion, Movie theaters work with haptic and VR like dreamscape, Appel Sciences for food shelf life, Vertical farming (Plenty Unlimited) use aeroponics, source water from atmosphere (Skysource), Starship Tech and Nuro for home delivery robot

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