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The Future Perfect 50

Introducing the Future Perfect 50 — the scientists, thinkers, scholars, writers, and activists working on solutions to today's (and tomorrow’s) biggest problems. Check out the 2023 list here.

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Christopher Fuchs is revolutionizing how we understand our quantum reality

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Jerry Chow wants to make quantum computers you can actually count on

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Gebisa Ejeta is finding lasting solutions to hunger

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Christine Parthemore is training a generation to tackle a world of interlocking threats

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How Christopher “Soul” Eubanks fights for a better life — for animals and people of color alike

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Zahra Biabani wants Gen Z to feel hopeful about the future

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Maisa Rojas is putting political power behind climate science

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Alec Stapp and Caleb Watney have a plan for national progress

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From court to classroom, Jon Lovvorn is working to end factory farming

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Azeem Azhar is drawing a road map to a better future

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Genesis Butler is leading the next generation of animal and climate activists

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Catalina Lopez is fighting the horrors of fish farming

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Jesse Jenkins is figuring out how to electrify America’s power grid

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Meredith Whittaker wants to keep your digital conversations private

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Yoshua Bengio helped invent deep learning. Now he’s trying to make it safe.

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OpenAI’s Jan Leike is trying to ensure superintelligent AI remains on our side

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Robinson Meyer is demystifying what decarbonizing the economy really means

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Sasha Gallant is making US foreign aid spending smarter

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Tamara Winter is helping to build a culture of progress

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Moitshepi Matsheng and Noam Angrist are working to reduce HIV transmission in Botswana

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Gul Dolen wants to harness psychedelics for healing

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Ticora Jones has supercharged global development research

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David Kaplan is building an academic community for the future of meat

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Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò is building a theory of justice for a warming world

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Heidi Williams is steering the science of innovation toward progress

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Crystal Heath wants veterinary medicine to live up to its values

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Kristie Sullivan is quietly, and effectively, fighting animal testing

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Justin Marceau is defending a new generation of animal rights activists

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Seye Abimbola hopes to amplify marginalized voices in the global health space

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Hannah Ritchie fights climate doomerism with facts

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Priya Donti is harnessing AI to fight climate change

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Mahi Klosterhalfen is leading Germany’s animal welfare revolution

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Robin Carhart-Harris studies psychedelics to understand the mind

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Joey Savoie and Karolina Sarek want to help you make the world a better place

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Varsha Venugopal and Fiona Conlon are using gossip to save lives

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Lant Pritchett wants rich countries to let the people come

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Paul Christiano and Beth Barnes are trying to make advanced AI honest, and safe

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Nikki Teran wants to stop the next pandemic

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Paul Niehaus is changing how we think about fighting global poverty

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Jane Flegal is doing whatever she can to fight climate change

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