21. The environment

Another significant determinant of human flourishing is the environment in which we exist. How might the environment change over the next few years?

(Additional explanations and links to suitable resources will be added as this project proceeds.)

Resources providing an overall introduction to the environment:

  • (List pending)

21.1 Our cosmic context

“The six epochs of evolution” – 97 second video by Jason Silva, illustrating ideas from Ray Kurzweil.
“After billions of years of monotony, the universe is waking up” – TED talk by David Deutsch, 2019

21.2 Environmental independence and interdependence

21.3 Planetary boundaries

21.4 The co-evolution of life and mind

21.5 Options for re-wilding

21.6 Options for de-extinction

21.7 Options for paradise engineering

21.8 Options for exploring the wider universe

21.89 Alien life and the Fermi paradox

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