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Hacking the Earth
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    • 1. HACKING THE EARTH JAMAIS CASCIO FUTURESONIC 2009
    • 2. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 3. We know what we need to do. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 4. We know what we need to do. But we may not have the time. HACKING THE EARTH
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    • 8. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 9. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE WE WILLING TO LET DIE? HACKING THE EARTH
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    • 15. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 16. That is our future. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 17. ANTHROPOCENE: The present geologic epoch, the time in which human activity has begun to change the geophysical environment. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 18. ANTHROPOCENE: The present geologic epoch, the time in which human activity has begun to change the geophysical environment. Nature is no longer natural. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 19. The ANTHROPOCENE can’t be reversed... HACKING THE EARTH
    • 20. ...but it can be hacked. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 21. POSSIBLE GEOENGINEERING TECHNIQUES HACKING THE EARTH
    • 22. THIS IS NOT ABOUT CONTROL. IT’S ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 23. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 24. Geoengineering would be the most simulation and model-heavy project in human history. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 25. The technical and scientific challenges are enormous. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 26. The ethical and political challenges are even bigger. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 27. Liability for Disrupted Weather Patterns HACKING THE EARTH
    • 28. Conflicts Over Control HACKING THE EARTH
    • 29. Strategic Misuse HACKING THE EARTH
    • 30. HUBRIS HACKING THE EARTH
    • 31. It’s not a choice between It’s not a choice between HUBRISTIC and HUMBLE. HUBRISTIC and HUMBLE. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 32. It’s a choice between UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES and UNPRECEDENTED CATASTROPHE It’s a choice between UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES and UNPRECEDENTED CATASTROPHE HACKING THE EARTH
    • 33. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 34. “We are as gods, so we may as well get good at it.” — Stewart Brand HACKING THE EARTH
    • 35. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 36. Here’s where we start. HACKING THE EARTH
    • 37. HACKING THE EARTH JAMAIS CASCIO OPENTHEFUTURE.COM

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