Why "Earth 3.0"
The name of the blog was inspired by a new section in "Spektrum der Wissenschaften" (the German edition of Scientific American). This excellent magazine dedicates part of their editorial content to a perspective how we deal with the world in the time of post-industrial revolution.
If Earth 1.0 was the earth as we - human beings - found it, then Earth 2.0 is how we formed it through our activities especially during the ongoing technical revolution. Some of these activities were directed towards positive goals, but many led to unintended consequences, such as global warming. In this deployment phase of technological innovations humanity has much more sophisticated resources to address the problems of Earth 2.0, improve it and invent with much fewer side effects. A focus on sustainable solutions developed in a collaborative way that include people in every corner of the world is what Earth 3.0 is all about.
Therefore, this space will be used to explore ideas triggered by external events, derived from other publications or sparked by thoughtful discussions.