We envision a new role for Homo sapiens: stabilizer of the natural world and replenisher of Earth's ecosystems. This new role will require:
Acknowledgement that we have transgressed the thresholds of Earth's carrying capacity
Acceptance of Earth’s delicate and finely balanced climate system
Deep-rooted respect for the finiteness of Earth's abiotic physical resources
Internalization of our interconnectedness with other species
The simultaneous emergence of efficient fabrication technologies and universal social values that are transformative
Embracing this new role can place us on the only available path that leads to a future of hope and plenty, on this radiant blue, swirling white, planet of life.