Human civilization is relatively young—and it could last for a very long time. If humanity manages to persist for millions of years, it means that those of us living today will be considered the ancients, living at the very beginning of history.
Ask yourself, are you a good ancestor? Or the type whose choices will haunt your great great great great great great-grandchildren? Progress over the last two centuries suggests that we could build a future where everyone lives well…or badly. Our present era is an extraordinary time of rapid change, which means we have an unparalleled opportunity to make a difference.