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Long Termism Summary

By Joe Carvin

It is clear for anyone who is willing to look, we are living at one of the most dangerous periods in human history with our species facing clear existential risks.  Even more worrying is the fact that it seems as if the risks are accelerating and our capacity to address and manage those risks is falling further and further behind. 

The Case for Longtermism

By William MacAskill

Imagine living the life of every human being who has ever existed — in order of birth. Your first life begins about 300,000 years ago in Africa. After living that life and dying, you travel back in time to be reincarnated as the second-ever person, born slightly later than the first, then the third-ever person, and so on.

One World 2050 Summary

By Joe Carvin

One World’s Vision: We believe that if humanity can navigate past today’s civilizational challenges, every person alive in the year 2050 will live better than the richest human being today.

Educating for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Dr. Fernando Reimers

Educational institutions must empower global citizens to address rapid global changes. Many predict that the Fourth Industrial Revolution, resulting from increased and ubiquitous automation and the development of AI, will eliminate many of the jobs currently available. 

One World Theory of Change Summary

By Joe Carvin

One World has committed to building global Pathways of Abundance where we provide 21st century youth with the tools they will need to navigate past today’s civilizational challenges to a new era of abundance.

After the Pandemic, a Revolution in Education and Work Awaits

By Thomas L. Friedman

When we emerge from this corona crisis, we’re going to be greeted with one of the most profound eras of Schumpeterian creative destruction ever — which this pandemic is both accelerating and disguising.

Our Existential Challenge Summary

By Joe Carvin

Humanity is faced with an urgent need to become wise not only to avoid existential risk but just as importantly to help humanity achieve its full potential at a time of unprecedented opportunity.

Are we alone in the universe?

By Charles Krauthammer

Two Earth-size planets found orbiting a sun-like star less than a thousand light-years away. This comes two weeks after the stunning announcement of another planet orbiting another star at precisely the right distance — within the “habitable zone” that is not too hot and not too cold — to allow for liquid water and therefore possible life.

The X-Risk Ecosystem

By Joe Carvin

There can be no doubt but that the needs of the citizens of the planet earth are aligned and one. We need to urgently create pathways that pull humanity back from the accelerating existential risks waiting for us on the precipice of self-extinction and create a new ethos, a new story that takes us past those risks to an age of abundance.