RethinkX believes that the world is on the brink of major technological breakthroughs in four key sectors – energy, transportation, food, and labor. They say that these new technologies have the potential to tackle some of the most pressing environmental challenges that we face today. The best part? The solutions are already here.
RethinkX, a research organization, is at the forefront of exploring these groundbreaking technologies. In a new series , “Brighter” (see Part 1 below video), they aim to shed light on the future of environmentalism and optimism in progress. The series kicks off with an introduction to topics covered in the new book “Brighter: Optimism, Progress and the Future of Environmentalism“, presented by RethinkX Director of Research, Adam Dorr.
During the first episode of the Brighter Series, Adam defines the concept of disruption and highlights some of the clean technologies that will lead to major advancements. He discusses solar power, wind power, batteries and heat pumps, electric vehicles and autonomous driving, precision fermentation, cellular agriculture, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Adam also delves into the history and economics of disruptive technologies, explaining how they can solve environmental issues and change our relationship with the natural world.
The potential for these technologies is enormous, he says. For instance, solar power has already become one of the cheapest sources of energy globally, and the cost is still decreasing. Autonomous driving will reduce accidents and traffic, leading to a more efficient and sustainable transportation system. Precision fermentation and cellular agriculture will make it possible to produce meat and other animal products without the need for livestock, reducing the environmental impact of meat production.
Overall, the Brighter Series aims to provide an optimistic outlook on the future of environmentalism. The technologies we need to solve our most pressing environmental challenges already exist. It’s up to us to embrace them and create a brighter future for the planet.
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