"Moonshots" in the 21st Century

Tom Kalil, chief innovation officer at Schmidt Futures, lays out his vision of pursuing technological “moonshots,” or highly ambitious but possible goals that will have an outsize social impact. Kalil describes the recent progress of projects ranging from mapping the human brain to creating carbon-negative sources of energy and making human life multi-planetary. Kalil explains the crucial role of both the public and the private sides in pushing “moonshots” from idea to reality. Filmed on September 10, 2019 in New York.

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