More From Less

The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources—and What Happens Next

Andrew McAfee

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Book Synopsis

"More From Less" by Andrew McAfee is a thought-provoking book that explores how technological progress is enabling us to do more with less, ultimately reversing the trend of resource depletion and environmental degradation.

McAfee presents a compelling argument that we are entering an era of ecological abundance, where technology and innovation are fostering resource efficiency and environmental sustainability. Through a wealth of research, he highlights various industries and sectors that have successfully embraced this paradigm shift, demonstrating the potential for scaling it up across different domains.

The book delves into the concept of "dematerialization" – the ability to achieve greater output while using fewer materials – and showcases how this trend has already revolutionized industries like manufacturing, energy, and agriculture. McAfee demonstrates how advancements in digital technology, artificial intelligence, and automation have made it possible to optimize resource utilization and reduce waste.

Moreover, McAfee explores how shifting consumer behaviors, such as the rise of the sharing economy and the preference for experiences over ownership, are contributing to a more sustainable future. He also emphasizes the importance of policy changes and collaboration between businesses, governments, and individuals to accelerate the transition to a more efficient and eco-friendly economy.

Through its insightful analysis and practical examples, "More From Less" inspires readers to rethink our traditional models of growth and consumption. McAfee's optimistic vision challenges us to embrace the possibilities of technology and innovation, allowing us to achieve more while using fewer resources – ultimately ensuring a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

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