The Great Leap
Today, many people take a cynical view on humanity’s prospects. Some believe we have already passed a tipping point making global catastrophe inevitable. It is true that humanity is causing a lot of ecological destruction right now — but we are also an extremely creative and resilient species.
Under pressure, we might transform our society and ourselves in ways that are tremendously beneficial. Despite the threats facing us, we can also see extraordinary and rapid progress in many areas, from renewable energy to peer-to-peer social technologies. What we need is a roadmap and a vision for what we can do together — and how we might do it.
Following thinkers like Buckminster Fuller and Hannah Arendt, I propose changes we will have to make to our technical and social systems — as well as our values and beliefs — to reckon with climate change, species extinction, and other pressing problems. When we overcome cynicism and despair, we can embrace the challenge of this time as a great opportunity for personal and collective evolution.
Venue: Haunt, Stoke Newington
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.
Tickets here: bit.ly/2s07B83
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