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Water will become more and more valuable as the future draws nearer. JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images

Abundance and technology

Tess Vigeland Mar 30, 2012
Water will become more and more valuable as the future draws nearer. JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images

In his book, “Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think,” author Peter Diamandis writes that “currently humanity uses 30 percent more of our natural resources than we can replace.”

Water, Diamandis say, will be the next big battle. Less than 2 percent of the planets water is pure and drinkable and as populations expand, so will humanity’s thirst.

But Diamandis argues that technology is a resource-liberating force that will enable us to overcome the challenges of resource scarcity. And while some humans might worry about the rise of the machines, Diamandis believes technology is an overwhelming force for good — and plenty. “Yes, we’re going to have ups and downs, but on the whole, the human race… is getting better and better.”

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