The slides for my WIRED 2015 talk. The talk is split in 3 chapters: My aim for the first chapter was to show what growth means for you – having more possibilities to lead the life you want; having a richer life. Then in the second bit I show how growth is possible – by increasing productivity (Or more poetically, by 'exchanging less of your life for the things you need' as Thoreau put it). In the third part I show how incomes are changing around the world. The world is still extremely unequal – much more unequal than any individual country – but the trend to more inequality has been reversed recently and the world is now becoming more equal. The most important global trend of the last 2 centuries is the decline of extreme poverty – this is shown in the key slide of this short presentation.