[MUSIC] Last week we discussed the simplified framework that we tend to view the world through. I also made the point that in order to solve the problems facing the world, we need to have the courage to shake off the false and limited mindset of separation, and step into the real world, with all its interconnected complexity and uncertainty. In short, we need to embrace the overall perspective. The objective of this course has been to look at the world from the overall perspective, and apply this vantage point to the problem-solving process. It was also an objective of this course to put this high level problem solving into the context of our 100-year journey through space on the Earthrise 2068 mission. Starting from one specific point in time, December 24th, 2068, the 100-year anniversary of Earthrise. We worked together to co-imagine what the world should look like in 2068. What principles should our civilization be working under? What is the basic operating system of our civilization in the year 2068? Now you have all come up with great insights into the world should look like, what it should in the future, and have done a great job back scoping for 2068 a road map to get there. Sharing your thoughts on what needs to happen in 2030, in 2050, I think that has been very enlightening. And finding those key milestones that we must reach to get to our imagined future in 2068, I think, is critically important. And as this course draws to an end I hope you are inspired to continue to contribute to this effort. Please follow along on the progress of the project by checking the constellation and Earthrise 2068 websites and social media pages. Please continue to add your comments and ideas and insights on those pages. Please encourage others to get involved in the effort. Consider starting a local constellation chapter at your University or in your community. And above all else look for ways to tear down those barriers that are preventing collaboration and preventing us from working together towards our biggest problems. And always remember, we are all traveling through the universe together on this spaceship we call Earth, and on spaceship Earth there are no passengers only crewmates. And as crewmates, we all have a responsiblity to mind the ship and to take care of our fellow crewmates. And I hope you found this course to be a personal call to action, a call to look for ways to leave this place a little bit better than you're found it, a call to expand your awareness beyond the simplified framework that we all tend to construct to view the world. A call to seek out and work with those with similar goals and objectives. I hope that this course has inspired you to shake off the false and limited mindset of separation and embrace the truth that we are all deeply interconnected interdependent. And I hope this course inspired you to have the courage to step outside of your comfort zone and look for ways, new innovative ways to solve problems. I hope it inspired you to seek out those that have different opinions on how things should be done. Those who come from different backgrounds, different cultures who may speak different languages. I hope This course demonstrated the value of incorporating all these different voices in the problem solving process. I hope this course expanded your definition of your own backyard, expanded your definition of what a human family means expanded your definition of the word home. The Earthrise 2068 Project is a project of hope and optimism. And the vision of our future that you have shared has increased my optimism for our future. But this optimism requires continued collaboration and action. Dialogue is great, even as we've seen central, but what we need at this moment in history is positive, disruptive action that leads to exponential good, exponential progress towards the solutions and challenges that we face. We need to stop thinking literally and embrace exponential change, change that comes from being open to innovative partnerships and solutions and this is true innovation. Our ability to solve our world's greatest challenges is directly proportional to the extent that each of us, on a person to person basis, commits To contributing to progress and follows through on that committment, no matter how large or how small. The contribution a person makes in his or her response to their own personal call to action is personal. For me, it involves continuing to work in the development field, continuing to advocate for pieces of the puzzle that I feel are critical, such as social business, social enterprise, improved corporate social responsibility practices. It also involves looking for ways to apply the orbital perspective to existing and developing conflict resolution efforts. And I'm convinced that rather than exclusively putting time and energy into the projects that I'm personally with, I can make a much bigger impact by helping to propel the good that others are doing. My objective is to amplify the impact reach and longevity of the efforts of those companies, organizations and individuals, striving to be at the fore front of social and environmental change. I am also committed to helping as many people as possible have their own order of perspective experience. To accomplish this, I'm working with a powerful team, a visionaries devoted to the micronization of space. Our first bold mission is to creation of a space training academy which will provide all the training necessary for upcoming private, space private participants and the cruise flood them. Everything I've done since living NASA has been done with the objective of figuratively transporting people to a higher advantage point. Now thanks to another effort I'm involved with, I am no longer confined to just figuratively elevating people’s perspective. Now as the chief pilot of a company called Worldview, I will be able to literally transport people to the edge of space where I believe many will have a profound shift in how they see our world, and a profound experience. And our hope is also to provide everyone with a powerful opportunity to experience the orbital experience first hand. My greatest passion and my prime focus will be to continue bringing people together to work collaboratively toward solving the problems facing us all, specifically I want to continue those efforts that are following the unity node model and are working toward creating universal, open source, collaborative platforms. Now, I'm passionate about this, because I see no larger contribution, than to help multiply the good, that everyone else is contributing, by helping them be more effective, and to make the best use of available resources. My purpose in this course, was to simply illustrate the need for global collaboration to highlight some of the things that are keeping us. From working together more effectively and to start a global conversation, or a planetary conversation, around this idea of deeper collaboration. Realizing that the barriers to collaboration are no longer technical but cultural, we must all look for ways to tear down the barriers and overturn the perverse incentives that stifle progress. Though we've been working for decades to find solutions to our global challenges and we have made great strides, we still have a mountain to climb. Unfortunately, during our past decades of research, development and effort, we did not collaborate and cooperate efficiently and effectively. But our excuse for that failure no longer exists up until recently. We did not have the technological tools to enable true global collaboration among governments, universities, industries, and citizen scientists. We now have this, and thus we have no excuse. Let's set aside our differences and work together toward our common goals. Always remember that nothing is impossible, the future is ours to build. It's a place that we build what we choose to do in every given moment. The orbital perspective is the linking up of the big picture view and the worms eye view. It's being on the ground and knowing the details affecting impoverished people, for example, that we're trying to help while understanding from the big picture. Perspective, both spatially and temporally, the longterm effect of a particular intervention or a development project on a planetary, not just a local scale. To be truly effective and to provide lasting progress, we must synthesize both views. I left the ISS, international Space Station, in 2011 with a call to action, a call to spread this orbital perspective. Now I want to continue to spread this message of cooperation around the world and to continue working, to improve life on earth to continue to look for real sustainable solutions that have the greatest long term effect. Now I want to leave you with the truth that you are all much more powerful than you realize and have a tremendous capability, to affect real change. LIke an asteroid deflection mission which a slight force, maybe the strength of a feather, early enough and far enough out can prevent an extinction-causing asteroid from hitting the Earth. You can, through even small actions, nudge the trajectory of our society. You can also change perspectives, you can change perceptions. You can overturn stereotypes and counter demonizations of whole populations of people. You can also share this message of hope and through your words and actions encourage others to make a difference. If there's one thing that I've learned in my travels all around the world it's that people are people. There are more things that we share in common than things that separate us. We may be born in different countries belong to different. Generations, speak different languages. But we are one species, with the same hopes and dreams for our children, for our communities, and for our planet. So I just want to close by saying thank you for joining me on this aventure, on this journey. And I hope that you continue on this journey with us. And I just want to leave you with a truth that you don't have to be at Orbit to have the orbital perspective and by working together, we don't have to accept the status quo in our planet. So thank you.