Climate change. 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, looking at the potential impact of each one and the trends currently under way.
What I realised was that none of the global issues we face make sense on their own. For us to succeed this century we need to be able to see the big picture – and know where we want to head in the long term.
This is where I’m at now. I write, speak and host events on these topics. By raising awareness and sparking discussion my goal is to create the conditions for effective action – and help people push the needle towards a positive future.
I’d like to scale these efforts so if this interests you let’s connect. I’m looking for people who understand the stakes – and that rising to such challenges is part of what gives meaning to life.