The Resource A Future of Abundance : Is the World Better Than We Think?, NPO/Netherlands Public Broadcast, (electronic resource)

A Future of Abundance : Is the World Better Than We Think?, NPO/Netherlands Public Broadcast, (electronic resource)

Label
A Future of Abundance : Is the World Better Than We Think?
Title
A Future of Abundance
Title remainder
Is the World Better Than We Think?
Statement of responsibility
NPO/Netherlands Public Broadcast
Title variation
Is the World Better Than We Think?
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While the media tells us that the world is in an unparalleled state of downward spiral, Peter Diamandis, cofounder of Singularity University and author of Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think, believes that technology is advancing rapidly in ways that will easily provide all of Earth's inhabitants with their basic needs while addressing today's environmental concerns. This program visits with Diamandis at the Singularity University campus, where he explains his reasoning, then examines some revolutionary technologies designed to alleviate hunger, improve health care, and save natural resources. Ventures profiled include the Sahara Forest Project, which pairs cutting-edge water desalination with solar power to produce food; an app that lets users diagnose medical conditions without a doctor's visit; and 3-D printers capable of creating consumer goods at home. Diamandis' great faith in the power of the Internet as a research tool is illustrated by a quick look at 15-year-old Jack Andraka, who used it to invent a test for early detection of pancreatic cancer
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
9 & up
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
  • NPO/Netherlands Public Broadcast
Runtime
50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Energy conservation
  • Land use
  • Medicine
  • Natural resources
  • Power (Mechanics)
  • Power resources
  • Quality of life
  • Technology
  • Water-supply
Technique
live action
Label
A Future of Abundance : Is the World Better Than We Think?, NPO/Netherlands Public Broadcast, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=36239&xtid=55249
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 07, 2013
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Abundant Future (1:28) -- Peter Diamandis' Vision (1:48) -- Focusing on Positive News (1:42) -- Singularity University Campus (2:24) -- Moore's Law (2:24) -- Solar Power Innovations (3:38) -- Solar Revolution (2:39) -- Sahara Forest Project (3:30) -- Exponential Technology Applications (4:39) -- Future of Ubiquitous Health (2:38) -- Preventative Health Innovations (2:11) -- Home Medical Technology (4:35) -- Crowd Sourcing Technology (1:34) -- Home Consumer Goods Production (4:03) -- Communication Revolution (4:29) -- Internet Research and Innovation (5:48) -- Credits: A Future of Abundance: Is the World Better Than We Think? (0:30)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (50 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
55249
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867047030
  • 100055249
  • (FOD)100055249
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
A Future of Abundance : Is the World Better Than We Think?, NPO/Netherlands Public Broadcast, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=36239&xtid=55249
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 07, 2013
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Abundant Future (1:28) -- Peter Diamandis' Vision (1:48) -- Focusing on Positive News (1:42) -- Singularity University Campus (2:24) -- Moore's Law (2:24) -- Solar Power Innovations (3:38) -- Solar Revolution (2:39) -- Sahara Forest Project (3:30) -- Exponential Technology Applications (4:39) -- Future of Ubiquitous Health (2:38) -- Preventative Health Innovations (2:11) -- Home Medical Technology (4:35) -- Crowd Sourcing Technology (1:34) -- Home Consumer Goods Production (4:03) -- Communication Revolution (4:29) -- Internet Research and Innovation (5:48) -- Credits: A Future of Abundance: Is the World Better Than We Think? (0:30)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (50 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
55249
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867047030
  • 100055249
  • (FOD)100055249
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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