Infinite progress : how the Internet and technology will end ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war / Byron Reese.

By: Reese, ByronMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Austin, Tex. : Greenleaf Book Group, ©2013Edition: 1st edDescription: 304 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781608324040; 1608324044Subject(s): Internet -- Social aspects | Technology -- Social aspects | Forecasting | Forecasting | Internet -- Social aspects | Technology -- Social aspectsAdditional physical formats: Ebook version:: Infinite progressDDC classification: 303.483/3 LOC classification: HM851 | .R44 2013Issued also as an ebook.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: An Optimist's Reasoning, in Five Easy Premises -- Futurists Often Get It Wrong -- History Can Help Us Get It Right -- Internet Technology + Human Ingenuity = Infinite Promise -- Accelerating Progress is Inevitable -- The New Renaissance Has Begun -- The End of Ignorance -- The High Cost of Ignorance -- Your Digital Echo -- Surprise! We share -- Data and Knowledge -- Wise Decisions -- The Jim Haynes Effect -- How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance -- The End of Disease -- Disease (and Cure) Defined -- "Could You Patent the Sun?" -- Dairymaids, Folklore, and Smallpox -- A Reason to Hope -- Disease: A Timeline -- We May Already Have the Answer -- The Promise of the Genome -- Information and Disease -- How the Internet and Technology Will End Disease -- The End of Poverty -- How Is Wealth Created? -- Scarcity -- Free Trade, Technological Displacement, and Outsourcing -- Chad Gets a Better Job -- Robots and Nanites and Jobs, Oh My!
Contents note continued: Wealth and Poverty in History -- Earning a "Living" -- Left Behind -- How the Internet and Technology Will End Poverty -- The End of Hunger -- A History of the Hungry -- Nutrition -- Enough Food Already -- Why Is There Hunger? -- Agriculture 1.1 -- The End of the Farmer -- Genomics -- Information and Agriculture -- Food as a Human Right -- Beyond Hungry to Healthy -- How the Internet and Technology Will End Hunger -- The End of War -- War -- Civilization -- Must We End War? -- Is It Possible to End War? -- The Difficulties of Ending War -- How the Internet and Technology Will End War -- In Conclusion -- Do We Lose Our Humanity? -- What Could Possibly Go Wrong? -- Optimism, Revisited.
Summary: Illustrates how the internet, human ingenuity, and technological innovation will help us overcome what he identifies as the five plagues of our existence: ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war.Summary: Social Forecasting, Futurology.Summary: Information Technology Industries.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Issued also as an ebook.

Machine generated contents note: An Optimist's Reasoning, in Five Easy Premises -- Futurists Often Get It Wrong -- History Can Help Us Get It Right -- Internet Technology + Human Ingenuity = Infinite Promise -- Accelerating Progress is Inevitable -- The New Renaissance Has Begun -- The End of Ignorance -- The High Cost of Ignorance -- Your Digital Echo -- Surprise! We share -- Data and Knowledge -- Wise Decisions -- The Jim Haynes Effect -- How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance -- The End of Disease -- Disease (and Cure) Defined -- "Could You Patent the Sun?" -- Dairymaids, Folklore, and Smallpox -- A Reason to Hope -- Disease: A Timeline -- We May Already Have the Answer -- The Promise of the Genome -- Information and Disease -- How the Internet and Technology Will End Disease -- The End of Poverty -- How Is Wealth Created? -- Scarcity -- Free Trade, Technological Displacement, and Outsourcing -- Chad Gets a Better Job -- Robots and Nanites and Jobs, Oh My!

Contents note continued: Wealth and Poverty in History -- Earning a "Living" -- Left Behind -- How the Internet and Technology Will End Poverty -- The End of Hunger -- A History of the Hungry -- Nutrition -- Enough Food Already -- Why Is There Hunger? -- Agriculture 1.1 -- The End of the Farmer -- Genomics -- Information and Agriculture -- Food as a Human Right -- Beyond Hungry to Healthy -- How the Internet and Technology Will End Hunger -- The End of War -- War -- Civilization -- Must We End War? -- Is It Possible to End War? -- The Difficulties of Ending War -- How the Internet and Technology Will End War -- In Conclusion -- Do We Lose Our Humanity? -- What Could Possibly Go Wrong? -- Optimism, Revisited.

Illustrates how the internet, human ingenuity, and technological innovation will help us overcome what he identifies as the five plagues of our existence: ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war.

Social Forecasting, Futurology.

Information Technology Industries.

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Byron Reese is the founder of several high-tech companies and has obtained or has pending numerous patents in disciplines as varied as crowdsourcing, content creation, and psychographics. Together the websites he has launched have received over a billion visitors, covering a variety of topics including news, reference, and history.

Bloomberg Businessweek credits Reese as having "quietly pioneered a new breed of media company" and the Financial Times describes him as one of the "new wave of internet entrepreneurs out to turn the economics of the media industry on its head." Even Business Insider calls him an "awesome guy."

Reese currently heads up research and development for Demand Media (NYSE: DMD)

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