to build a better HUMAN FUTURE

About Carl

I spent several decades doing research on the structure and design of DNA-binding proteins, making some fundamental contributions to the field. In 2001, I decided to leave my positions as a tenured professor at MIT and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to look at some even-more-critical questions about the power and limits of human thought.

It’s taken some years to complete this analysis, but I now offer a fresh way of thinking — one with profound implications for our human future. This work has led me to found Humanity 2050, a nonprofit institute where we are putting these new ideas about thought into action to help address some of the most critical challenges of the Anthropocene.