Climate change. Pandemics. Automation. Human enhancement. Artificial general intelligence. If you find the 21st century daunting, you are not alone. But imagine if we succeed – if we not only overcome these challenges but build a positive legacy for humanity in the process. What would it take?
I’m the type of person that when I watch a documentary on plastics in the ocean or read about the automation of jobs I can’t not feel the need to act, to rise to the occasion. I got started as a student running as a Green Party candidate to create more political action on climate. Then in 2015 I learned about the trends in biotechnology and AI which forced me to rethink: ‘what should I be campaigning for, and why?’. So I spent four years researching a wide range of topics and 21st century trends, wrote a book and launched a nonprofit to promote discussion around these themes.
I now have a clearer understanding of what’s going on and what I think needs doing, and have started the next chapter of my career – where I’m focused on building the skills and network I need to start pushing the needle towards a positive future. I currently work for a health tech startup called League.
If any of this sounds interesting to you, let’s connect. I’m always up for meeting new people and learning new ways of thinking and doing.