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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.