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FUTURE TALK #52
Creating the Future
This episode features interviews with the leaders of two Silicon Valley grassroots organizations that are seeking new approaches to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Sam Hahn is co-founder of Program for the Future, which is largely based on the ideas of the late Silicon Valley pioneer Douglas Engelbart. Their goal is to find new ways to leverage our collective intelligence and improve our ability to collaborate with each other in order to solve big problems more effectively. Mei Lin Fung is co-founder of Franchise for Humanity, which is based on the idea that social innovation is the key to solving most of the world’s problems, and which tries to enlist people from many different societies to build innovation ecosystems in their own countries. The program also features interviews with several speakers from a recent Franchise for Humanity conference at Stanford University. Martin Wasserman hosts.

Entire program
Divided into 3 shorter segments
Segment 1
Sam Hahn discusses the work of his organization “Program for the Future”
Segment 2
Mei Lin Fung discusses her organization “Franchise for Humanity” and we see interviews of speakers at a recent F4H conference
Segment 3
Sam and Mei Lin continue the discussion of how to develop new approaches to solving the world’s most pressing problems