We'll show you how technology is already used to build a better future one bit, byte, and biome at a time.
Striving for sustainability is a global imperative – but what if it’s insufficient? We’ve struggled to meet sustainability goal after goal but instead created an even deeper ditch out of which we have to climb. It’s said that if you want to reach the stars, you should at least aim for the moon. In this case, the moon at which we point our fingers must motivate millions of people to go higher, beyond just leaving no trace to actual building back what we’ve lost in the years and generations up to now – making 2021-2030 what the UN is calling the Decade of Restoration.
Not all of the solutions are technological, but many of the best ones are: Machines that can not only reduce CO2 but convert it into useful materials. Organisms that can not only support an expanding population of humans but replace the wildlife and ecosystems we’ve driven to near extinction (or past it). And digital technologies that can accelerate all the other improvements, and give us the foresight to avoid future crises.
All of these technologies stem from different fields – sometimes so distant, that they’re not aware of each other. But as the world wakes up from covid, the 2020s will be characterized by increasing awareness, integration, and implementation of deeptech, digital tech, and natural tech that together can not just avert catastrophe, but help regenerate a better environment and society than has ever been. Join us for this expansive and optimistic exploration of the world we’re about to enter.
- An understanding of why we should strive for regenerative – and not just sustainable – solutions and technologies.
- Insight into which technologies are right now seen on the regenerative scene.
- Examples of how to work towards including regenerative technologies into your company and organization.
Mark researches science-based technologies, aka Deep Tech, ranging from synthetic biology to quantum computing, to help companies develop and deploy them. Over 20 years and across 40 countries, he has worked as a management consultant, technology analyst, lab researcher, and entrepreneur at Accenture, Forrester Research, UCSF, Lux Research, and several startups. He has served as chairman of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and guest lectures at the University of California Berkeley. Mark brings together his background covering artificial intelligence and works with clients in artistic, engineering, and innovative industries. He curates and co-develops AI-based systems for creating humor, visual and musical arts, and human-machine co-innovation.