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Future Perfect

Future Perfect

Finding the best ways to do good.

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Carolina Galvani wants to make factory farming in the Global South more humane

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We didn’t know fish feel pain. Then the zoologist Lynne Sneddon came along.

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The future of meat requires new intellectual infrastructure. That’s what Isha Datar is building.

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Olga Kikou has helped make Europe the leading edge of an animal welfare revolution

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Ryan Xue is cultivating a better meat industry in China

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Liz Specht is shaping the next generation of meat alternatives

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Leah Boustan is illuminating how and where people migrate — and why it matters

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Lucia Coulter and Jack Rafferty want to strip the world of lead-based paint

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Leah Utyasheva and Michael Eddleston are saving lives from suicide in the Global South

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Will MacAskill made effective altruism a household term in 2022

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Hilary Greaves is the world’s leading philosopher of the long-term future

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Economist Chris Blattman has reshaped our understanding of violence and poverty

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Is “free money” a good idea? Michael Tubbs gave his two cents — and it paid off.

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Future generations don’t have a voice in politics. Sophie Howe is changing that.

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Leah Garcés proved animal rights activism can make room for everyone — even the farmers

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Explaining science doesn’t have to be complicated. Just ask Kurzgesagt’s Philipp Dettmer.

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Skanda Amarnath is figuring out how to fight inflation while keeping people employed

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Jamila Michener knows that fighting poverty means fighting for democracy

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Target Malaria’s scientists are working to rid Africa of an ancient plague

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How smart will AI get? Ajeya Cotra has an answer.

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Rayhan Asat and the Uyghurs’ valiant fight against Chinese oppression

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Joy Buolamwini saw first-hand the harm of AI bias. Now she’s challenging tech to do better.

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Jennifer Doleac is helping us find nuanced, effective ways to fight crime

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Jennifer Doudna helped rewrite life with CRISPR

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Zeynep Tufekci has been consistently ahead of the curve on Covid-19

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DeepMind’s Demis Hassabis is AI’s grandmaster

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How Ted Nordhaus brought realpolitik to climate politics

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The novelist Kim Stanley Robinson’s vision roves from the deep past to the distant future

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Max Roser doesn’t want us to lose sight of progress

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Kevin Esvelt wants to make the world safe from — and for — biotechnology

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Setsuko Thurlow is a living reminder of the horrors of nuclear war

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How can we make the world progress faster? Jason Crawford wants to know.

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Development programs don’t always work. Rachel Glennerster figures out how and why.

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Pollution poisons millions. Richard Fuller and Pure Earth are doing something about it.

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The physicist Max Tegmark works to ensure that life has a future

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DARPA changed technology. Now Renee Wegrzyn wants to bring the same innovation to medicine.

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Liu Hongqiao is holding China accountable for its role in the climate crisis

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Kanika Bahl is finding the unicorns of international development

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Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak wants to find out what makes antipoverty programs effective

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Our health care data infrastructure is broken. Caitlin Rivers hopes to fix it.