What are the limits that nature imposes on human civilization? How do we live within these limits? Is it possible to continue to grow human wealth, prosperity, and capabilities without depleting natural resources?
In the following video, Ramez Naam paints a picture of human civilization on a planet with incredibly vast resources, stunted by the low efficiency with which we utilize them. With innovation in key fields, he argues, it is possible for humanity to continue growing in wealth and prosperity for centuries without depleting the Earth’s resources. In this provocative talk, Naam sketches a roadmap toward a future of incredible wealth on a healthy and thriving planet.