Summary of The Man Whose Job It Is to Constantly Imagine the Total Collapse of Humanity in Order to Save It

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Vinay Gupta may not be a super hero, but he could still hold the key to saving the world.

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What can a man who spends his days pondering mankind’s most urgent crises tell us about how to save the world? Perhaps quite a lot. Vice UK reporter Joe Banks interviews Vinay Gupta – a former US Department of Defense consultant and now an associate fellow at the University College London Institute for Security and Resilience Studies – about the worst issues facing mankind today to learn what society could do to mitigate the potential damage. getAbstract recommends this article especially to those interested in global crisis management.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What crises will most greatly affect humanity in the future,
  • How new technologies can both help and harm the world, and
  • What solutions might exist to solve issues like poverty and the global refugee crisis.
 

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When Vinay Gupta looks toward the future, he sees danger. But then again, that’s his job. Gupta has worked with the Rocky Mountain Institute think tank and the US Department of Defense and is now an associate fellow at the University College London Institute for Security and Resilience Studies. He has three central concerns when faced with the wide range of present and future human crises: lack of resources, poverty and refugees. Gupta assesses these three issues in no uncertain terms:

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Joe Banks is a freelance writer and contributor at Vice UK – a print magazine and website focused on arts, culture and news topics.


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