How much of human existence is just us trying to create impact beyond our incredibly short lifespans? If we extend life beyond its natural lifespan, do we need to reconsider how we define life?

Of resources and knowledge

Permanent land preserves, the Global Seed Vault, the internet itself as the foundational communications technology of a global age. These are not only public goods, they are the cultural practices that maintain such goods over generations.

Money and research

Money is power, and many are already looking for ambitious and impactful ways to spend their billion-dollar treasuries. Could funding long-term research like creating a new DARPA be the way forward?