The amount of knowledge we have acquired about our world through progress in math, philosophy, law, medicine, science, and technology is nothing short of miraculous, considering our species’ recent origins and our humble beginnings as hunter gatherers.
This knowledge has enabled us to create immense amounts of material wealth and significantly improve our lives. We have reduced major causes of death and disease that had plagued us for thousands of years and brought billions of people out of their poverty. Perhaps the most striking statistic is that prior to modernity almost 50% of the population (in all cultures) failed to reach puberty.
Yet we have not yet made commensurate progress in human flourishing. The problem is that this knowledge is fragmented and sits mostly in silos and there are very few institutional arrangements for integration.
Our mission is to be the forum for integration in the world of enlightenment & human flourishing that other organizations such as The World Economic Forum has played for economics & development. The world needs more enlightenment than economics now and in the future.
We have a long road to go, but we need to start the journey together before it is too late.