The Institute is there to develop profound ideas that will shape who we are as humans. As opposed to working on things that are short term, we are willing to invest in bigger and longer term issues.
We are trying to get technologists, policy makers and thinkers together to explore different ways to solve some of the biggest global challenges.
As networked humans increasingly achieve a common consciousness, the opportunities and challenges for us are at the planetary level: the earth and the universe beyond, our species augmented by artificial intelligence and biotechnology.
The Institute’s mission is to help formulate a philosophy for the Human. A philosophy for technology, for governance, for geopolitics and economics at a meta level, transcending ideologies and cultures. Governance beyond politics. Economics as in giving everyone a stake. Geopolitics as in finding common ground while respecting nations and cultures. The future of the human as a sharing of resources and technologies, but ultimately a certain humanity.
The Institute’s mission is to help build a meta-template for humans and our planet; a future vision for the present addressing today’s world without starting in silos and in minutia, transcending partisanship, disciplines and ideologies.
Our political issues will be addressed by non political thinking, producing new paradigms for humanity. We need ideas not politics.
Ideas that may seem obvious to you may have developed only recently, yet they have changed who we are.
Ideas need to be grounded in local culture.
As the world and nations are breaking up, we need new paradigms and ideas for economics, politics, geopolitics and the human. All to inspire and bring people together as opposed to apart. This is BI’s work .
The Berggruen Institute must work on deep, long term ideas - they are more necessary and valuable today than before.