There is a great deal of talk about Earth’s entry into a new geological epoch.  Some say that “the Anthropocene” is the right name for a world whose every square inch has been sullied by pollution.

Yet celebrating our mess by naming a planetary epoch in our honor seems a bit twisted. As we figure out what to do about the pickle we have created, we need to make some big decisions about how to approach this tarnished world. At precisely this moment of decision, new technologies are coming on tap that vastly extend our capacity to transform all aspects of our surroundings.

The decisions about the world we want to create in the coming epoch are ones that we all need to be in on.

Revealing the nature of these decisions is the purpose of this blog.