Professor Henderson's entire interview felt very future-forward and insightful on both the public health and climate fronts notwithstanding her grounding in business and economics. Her view that economic stimulation can be gleaned through heavy emphasis on education and healthcare invigoration rather than consumer spending was particularly interesting. Resisting the proclivity to adhere to a kind of techno fanaticism as described in the interview, I think that her breakdown struck a balance between additive value resulting from technological innovation as well as the innumerable value of intrinsic human potential as maximized through education and sustained through healthcare. While I do think that technologies like fusion may be a useful tool to address issues like climate change, it felt that Prof. Henderson wanted to emphasize that the most important factor in the climate change issue is the deployment of human capital and the knowledge of those humans rather than firm level innovation. https://www.labxchange.org/library/pathway/lx-pathway:825945a0-367c-45dc-82b7-3d160c6e6f7a/items/lx-pb:825945a0-367c-45dc-82b7-3d160c6e6f7a:lx_simulation:6e9eaf62?source=%2Flibrary%2Fclusters%2Flx-cluster%3AModernPrediction.
During the discussion with Dan Kammen there was a discussion about social media and the impacts of emerging technologies/data collection methods on the climate and climate activism. If I were giving the interview I would have asked if there were other emerging digital technologies, e.g. cryptocurrency, that had unforeseen benefits or detriments to the environment. I have always wondered what kind of footprint the internet has on the physical world and felt that this discussion revealed some insights but could have gone deeper given more time. I also think that all of these technologies will soon become so intimately enmeshed with our daily lives as citizens that education about these things will become integral to good citizenship as well. https://www.labxchange.org/library/pathway/lx-pathway:825945a0-367c-45dc-82b7-3d160c6e6f7a/items/lx-pb:825945a0-367c-45dc-82b7-3d160c6e6f7a:lx_simulation:fa741ca2?source=%2Flibrary%2Fclusters%2Flx-cluster%3AModernPrediction.