12,000 years ago, our climate changed dramatically. Snow melted, glaciers thawed, and people began to plant seeds.
The previous climate change transformed us from hunters into farmers. The next climate change will transform us from farmers into engineers.
We'll need a swiss-army knife of tools to adapt. Gene editing, automated farming, controlled environments, precision agriculture... My thesis is that all of these are data problems, and software will be our biggest lever.
The future is neon green.
Prior to working at MIT Media Lab, I focused on design, engineering and strategy work at Mozilla and Mozilla Research.