How are we solving Earth’s biggest problems? David Goldsmith, consultant, inventor, advisor, speaker, serial entrepreneur, and author of Paid to THINK, was recently a guest on the Going Green podcast, and shared some great insight into how we should move forward as a society when it comes to solving climate change, and other major problems we are facing. David thinks the best way to solve our biggest problem is by looking at it from the biggest possible perspective. Let’s look at what David identifies as the biggest concerns we face, and what David’s proposed solutions are.
Who is David Goldsmith
We like to invite the best and brightest scientists, CEOs, and leaders onto Going Green, and we spend a lot of time and energy researching people and coordinating them to come on the show. So we were especially excited when David agreed to be a part of the show. Let’s get to know David first.
At this point, you already know David is a jack of all trades, including the author of Paid To Think, but David has done many exciting things, so let’s take a look at some of them.
David is the founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation and project leader for Project Moon Hut in conjunction with NASA. David the Co-founder and President of Goldsmith Organization (NY and Hong Kong), where he consults and advises decision makers in commerce, nonprofits/associations, and organizations including the military, government, and education. David got his MBA is from Syracuse University. For 12 years, David taught at New York University, earning NYU’s SCPS Teacher Excellence Award. David was the Co-Founder of ecosystem.AI a software company specializing in automatic AI.
Over 30 years, David has founded or co-founded more than a dozen businesses ranging from distribution and manufacturing to advertising for which he has earned several awards and accolades. Currently, he is a co-founder and officer in Buzd, San Francisco-Patent development, N2- SuperGrid/IOT technology, TymSync, and an advisory company with Jay Abraham.
David speaks at conferences and events and was named by Successful Meetings Magazine as one of its Top 26 Hottest Speakers. He served on the national board of directors of the Institute of Management Consultants and has authored more than 500 articles.
Through David’s professional and civic contributions, he has earned a place on the board of directors of a number of organizations. He founded the NY Chapter of NSA and grew membership from 5 members to over 1000 in three years. He served on the board of the Institute of Management Consultants and hosted its interview series. He hosted another series for National Speakers Assoc.
Cool, so we know David’s legit. Oh yeah, here are some companies he has worked with: Infosys, Ferrari, Wipro, ITW, Dole, Maersk, Techtronics, Lufthansa, Accenture, Harley Davidson, Johnson & Johnson, Etc.
The Problems We Face
When it comes to the biggest problems we face, David has broken them down into six categories: Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Unintended Consequences, Social Displacement, Resource Depletion, and Political Unrest.
When looking at these six categories, it is an intimidating list that can cause even the smartest people on the planet to have a small existential crisis. But when it comes to fixing things, the first step is to identify what is wrong. Now that we have the biggest problems we face right in front of us, we can begin the process of solving them.
Solving Earth’s Biggest Problems
David has a bold proposition for everyone here on Earth: let’s take a step back and solve our problems by utilizing space, starting with setting up “four walls and a roof” on the Moon. From there, we can take steps to make progress in space as well as solve our problems here on Earth.
What Is Project Moon Hut
The Project Moon Hut Foundation is currently an over four-year collaborative effort in conjunction with NASA to achieve sustainable life (as compared to self-sustaining life) on the Moon through the accelerated development of a space-based economy. It is the marriage of humankind’s desire to “reach for the stars” and its practical aim to improve life on Earth through space exploration and development.
Project Moon Hut is considered an essential driver of our next frontier, space—and including the 297,000 miles (or nearly 480,000 kilometers) between our planet and its Moon, hereafter referred to as “Mearth”—to build the space-based economy. Project Moon Hut seeks to elicit worldwide participation through an easily accessible and inclusive network* (explained in section II below) for the purpose of solving the many challenges we face here, thus enhancing, extending, and/or preserving life for Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista, Archaea/Archaeabacteria, and Bacteria/Eubacteria.
Project Moon Hut’s global team, which spans throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, works diligently to promulgate the project’s parallel future-focused vision, the Age of Infinite, a redefined tomorrow of infinite possibilities. For example, imagine accessing unlimited power to heat everyone’s homes in the winter and to cool them in the summer, having greatly expanded use of metals such as platinum and iron, or opening millions of jobs to increasingly disenfranchised groups of people through the expansion of current industries or the generation of new industries.
Project Moon Hut invites participation from all individuals, organizations, commerce, governments, militaries, and education worldwide who have an honest and benevolent desire to share its purpose and further its objectives.
What Can I Do To Get Involved?
First, start by listening to David’s podcast episode on Going Green (shameless self plug). You can tune into David’s podcast called Age Of Infinite. Last, no matter your education level or interest level, you can learn more about Project Moon Hut here. We highly encourage you to take a listen to the podcast on Going Green, as well as David’s podcast, and be sure to support Project Moon Hut in any way you can.
If we are planning on solving Earth’s problems , it requires huge solutions that often times are not possible without thinking outside of the box.