It’s easy to postpone for tomorrow what’s not an emergency today, but people and organizations could prevent so much misery in the future by preparing in the present. Alas, humans have forgotten how to use their “tools of foresight.” Author and futurist Bina Venkataraman inherited a family heirloom: an antique musical instrument. She safeguards it to give to her future descendants, and it’s that same sense of guardianship, she argues, that should guide people’s actions today on behalf of future generations.
About the Speaker
Futurist Bina Venkataraman is the author of The Optimist’s Telescope. She is the director of global policy initiatives at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.