In this TED talk, Peter Diamandis challenges the perspective of the world presented by news media - that the world is full of overwhelming violence and suffering. Instead, he shows that because of technology we live in the most prosperous, healthy, and peaceful era ever. Despite this, humanity faces some critical obstacles in coming years.
Diamandis makes the case that in the next few decades, people will be better educated and there will be 3 billion new minds working on the very serious problems Earth faces such as water scarcity, public health, and sustainable energy. This is truly a unique time we live in.
This is our chance to turn the tide and fix these problems before they are beyond repair. The choices we make now will determine whether or not our future is a just, thriving and sustainable one. It's time to seize this momen and live one of the most meaningful lives in history.