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The Edit: Future Generations
The Edit

The Edit: Future Generations

Climate, democracy, asteroids and more in this week’s #TheEdit.

2 minute read

29th Sep 2023

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.

  • Eight ways to banish misery. The philosopher Bertrand Russell knew something about unhappiness. He also knew how to overcome it – The Atlantic
  • The inextricable links between climate and democracy. We must “stretch our hearts to reach out to other species and future generations,” says David W. Orr – At a Distance Podcast
  • Poll-driven politics does nobody any favours. One-dimensional survey questions foster one-dimensional debate – Financial Times
  • How Nasa brought an asteroid to Earth. By sampling some of the oldest rock in the solar system, the OSIRIS-REx mission could revise the story of the origins of life – New Yorker
  • Three ways to prepare for the future of work. The who, what and why of work are deeply connected. Thinking about how they are related will help us prepare for it – Harvard Business Review
  • AI companies aren’t afraid of regulation. If the industry is to avoid superficial ethics-washing, historically excluded communities must be brought into the conversation – The Guardian
  • Theo Jansen. Salazar Film documents how Dutch artist Theo Jansen brings his Strandbeests to life on the beaches of Den Haag The Beautiful Truth 

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind.”

David W. Orr