Welcome to my blog for MCAD's Fundamentals of Sustainable Design course. I added my blog to my SquareSpace site. My portfolio content is old, but maybe this will push me to update it.
I had several thoughts about the first weeks content, but while I was watching Peter Diamandis' "Abundance is our Future" TED talk about how our human technology is growing according to Moore's Law I couldn't help but think of another TED talker, Juan Enriquez. He talked about how the importance of looking forward and seeing change on a larger scale. Here he is in his words from an opinion article "The Next Big Thing: A New You" on NPR:
"But even the rise and fall of nations and regions may be relatively small compared with the eventual scale of the change. By beginning to read and write life code, we are gradually becoming a different species; we are moving from Homo sapiens into Homo evolutis, a human being that deliberately engineers its own evolution and that of other species."
He is suggestings a future where we engineer our course with technology far advanced than what we can imagine today. My take away from this as it relates to sustainability is that while we face massive challenges from global warming, ozone depletion, and other major potential catastrophes, we have some aces up our collective human sleeve. I think we can develop technology and reinvent ourselves to live with nature and create a brighter future.