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Providing abundance is humanity’s grandest challenge—this is a publication approximately how we upward push to meet it.

We will quickly be capable of meet and exceed the elemental wishes of each guy, girl and baby in the world. Abundance for all is inside of our seize. This daring, contrarian view, sponsored up by way of exhaustive examine, introduces our near-term destiny, the place exponentially growing to be applied sciences and 3 different strong forces are conspiring to raised the lives of billions. An antidote to pessimism via tech entrepreneur became philanthropist, Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning technology author Steven Kotler. 
Since the sunrise of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark distinction to the hardscrabble majority. traditional knowledge says this hole can't be closed. however it is closing—fast. The authors record how 4 forces—exponential applied sciences, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the emerging Billion—are conspiring to resolve our largest difficulties. Abundance establishes difficult goals for switch and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, and marketers, giving us lots of explanation for optimism.
Examining human desire through category—water, food, energy, healthcare, schooling, freedom—Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making nice strides in each one zone: Larry web page, Steven Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon Musk, invoice pleasure, Stewart model, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Craig Venter, between many, many others. 

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Big Macs are the same everywhere. Control is increased by re- 21 Chapter 1 An Invitation to Sociology placing human activity with technology. McDonald’s drink machines stop after a cup has been filled to its prescribed limit. Because Ritzer believes that McDonald’s restaurants reflect the rationalization process, he refers to the “McDonaldization” of society (1998). His sources of information include newspapers, books, magazines, and industry publications. Since many of you are now thinking about attending college, Ritzer’s findings on the “McUniversity” should be of interest.

Student unrest and other protests during the late 1960s illustrate this. The activities of protesters helped bring about some changes: ❖ ❖ ❖ Many Americans became suspicious of the federal government’s foreign policy. Schools and universities became more responsive to students’ needs and goals. Environmental protection became an important political issue to many Americans. These changes, however, have not revolutionized American society. They have been absorbed into it. As a result, our society is only somewhat different from the way it was before the student unrest.

Describe two uses of the sociological perspective. ❖ distinguish sociology from other social sciences. ❖ outline the contributions of the major pioneers of sociology. ❖ summarize the development of sociology in the United States. ❖ identify the three major theoretical perspectives in sociology today. com and click on Chapter 1— Chapter Overviews to preview chapter information. 5 6 Unit 1 Sociological Perspectives Section 1 The Sociological Perspective K e y T e r m s • perspective • sociology • sociological perspective Section Preview S ociology studies human social behavior.

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