Join Abundant World Institute executive director John Schroeter in a wide-ranging conversation with Carver Mead and George Gilder—two of the most gifted thinkers of our time—on innovation, the economics of abundance, the history of technology, entrepreneurship, creative possibility, surprise as information, and much more.
Somehow, we have become convinced that sustainability is the answer to responsibly managing our dwindling resources—after all, it’s just common sense, right?—when in reality, it actually constitutes our greatest peril. By far. Far more than the possibility of climatic disruption, job-killing robots, or even nukes. Here’s why.
Disruption happens when you apply software design techniques to the design of a lunar launch vehicle. Disruption happens when you apply what you learned in space to healthcare. Disruption happens when you apply what you learned in healthcare to education. These are all examples of moving laterally to very different boxes, repurposing knowledge from unrelated fields, transplanting big ideas across industries and disciplines.
The biggest innovations of the 21st century will be found at the intersection of biology and technology, meaning the creative entrepreneur can discover many solutions to human engineering challenges simply by copying nature’s amazingly inventive systems and strategies.