The Future

Scientists release the first ever image of a black hole. Scientists announce a new therapy that looks likely to benefit 90% of people who have cystic fibrosis, and a new vaccine protecting people from the Ebola virus. The director-general of the World Health Organization calls the progress in vaccine development “a triumph for public health, and a testimony to the unprecedented collaboration between scores of experts worldwide.”

Women in Latin America instigate worldwide rallies against the continuing pandemic of violence against women. Young people around the world are mobilized to demand action on climate change, and young people in the U.S. continue to demand progress on gun law reform. Reports this year show that Americans gave $428 billion to charity in 2018: 2.1% of the country’s total economy and more than the entire national economy of Norway.

The U.S. women’s national soccer team inspires our nation by winning the World Cup — and then using their celebrity to campaign for gender equity on the soccer pitch and beyond.

We begin our new work with a new think tank of like-minded diverse thinkers from Learning Learning Architect, Harvard Graduate School of Architecture, INVEVIA and MIT scientists to design the city of the future.