Frontier Work

“We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.” Some resist the natural human impulse to inquiry, but Carl Sagan understood that every one of us is already on this adventure with everyone else. What we do and don’t know affects everyone, so truth matters quite a lot. Science is our pursuit of evidence-based…

Press Freedom is Human Freedom

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States protects the freedom of the press, because without solid evidence-based knowledge of fact, no human mind is sovereign, and democracy cannot exist. Facts in evidence: People make choices. Choices have consequences. Societies are made of these consequences. Power leverages the instruments of society to re-shape…

Networking Earth Science Platforms to Finance

NOTE: Geoversiv was a Lunar-level sponsor of the Dawn of Private Space Science symposium in both 2017 and 2018. At the inaugural Dawn of Private Space Science Symposium, at Columbia University in June 2017, three organizations came together to chart a new course for collaborative networking of space-based Earth science resources. The Madison River Group…

Zero-Sum Thinking Doesn’t Work

Democracy is not a zero-sum game. Behaving as if it is degrades democratic process and our personal political sovereignty. Political sovereignty is informational sovereignty. The work of making a better, freer, more livable world is in our hands. We owe it to each other, and to those who will come after us, to go beyond zero-sum thinking, out-maneuver corrosive political actors, and build new value wherever human ingenuity allows.

Income Inequality puts Everything We Value at Risk

The world’s wealthiest 42 individuals now hold as much wealth as the poorest 3.7 billion. This corrosive market failure is driving a perversion of the whole economic landscape, where capital feeds capital, without necessarily providing what makes healthy societies, which should be the basis for market success. With extreme wealth abstracted at this level from…

Reject Hate, Every Time

The gift. It is an area of inquiry in deconstructionist postmodern philosophy, that connects to all the human aspirations we might classify as altruistic. The true gift asks nothing in return, not even recognition. At the heart of the act of giving, there lies a paradox: one must have the intention to give in order…