Viruses are not the only contagions we face. Ideas and ideologies are contagions too – some benign, some helpful, some deadly.
The team believes restoring ocean health would require billions of dollars of investments, but the benefits of doing so would likely be 10 times the cost.
To be completed in several phases, the facility once fully completed will be able to produce 60 gigawatts (GW) of solar panels every year, which likely equates to well over 150 million panels.
The ventilator shortage is a key barrier worldwide to effectively managing the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Now, teams around the world can use MIT’s plans to make them for less than $500.
That dread is the tell-tale sign that this work is profound and important for me. It activates some unrealized potentials in me.
“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention,” I told myself.
This disruption is painful and scary. But it also affords us an opportunity – to look at ourselves and our society from a fresh perspective, to better reflect on what’s truly important to us, to reimagine our duty to one another.
Our story of outrage and despair at its core is the belief that we can only ever overcome our deep challenges by truly acknowledging and atoning for our deeply unwise, destructive, pathetic nature.
Outrage pulls us closer to our tribes. But it also disconnects us from and fosters contempt and disgust for other tribes, and even humanity as a whole.
“Social distancing” has felt a lot more cooperative, social, and close than the norm.