I love this author for his book "The Infinite Resource" that argued that the worst parts of climate change might be avoided through technological innovation (making new things, making more efficient things, etc that helps reduce production of/absorb C02).
But I figured since you care about climate change, you'd especially love this author for his books on human biotech :3!
I'm hoping that people can work on innovative ideas, such as creating solutions to climate change, without being a member of an official organisation. I'm trying to find out if I can harness the secret sauce that powers public (government) & private innovation and democratize it. Make it available and easy for anyone to try.
I'm trying to give people the means to save the world--through innovation.
(I am aware that I'd have to make sure measures are in place to prevent people from trying to destroy the world, also.)
Innovation is a tricky concept to grasp... Because it involves so much involvement between unconnected disciplines. Like, DARPA somehow creates a lot of the initial technologies (I need to find out their process for doing that), then the public sector finds uses for those technologies and develops them further for maximum gain.
But how do they do all of this? What are the ingredients that make this all happen? Secret sauces.
That's what I've been investigating.
And hopefully I can use what I learn to radically make the world a better place.
To make a moonshot, like Google says.
Since I want to empower people to change the world, I'm also investigating collective action and intrinsic motivation.
That's one place where my (amateur) background in psychology, sociology, and game design comes in a little useful.