Necessity and invention
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Necessity and Invention
Necessity is the mother of invention or so we have been led to believe. We cannot help but to suspect that our need to create and so to shape the world around us run much deeper than simple pragmatism. The deeply human need to produce something extraordinary from nothing remains essential to most every endeavor. That is why many of our heroes, the most ancient and the most newly minted, tend have a flair for the ingenious and an appetite for showing us a new way forward. Who will the heroes of the future be and do they share a common mindset? Can we harness emerging technologies to scale our collective inventiveness and become better problem solvers? And how do we determine what is truly essential?
Join us in October as we challenge many assumptions and offer unexpected insights into the future of the planet and the opportunity to forge a path together.
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