Bill notes key steps to be taken in the coming decades – systemic, economic – and explores how our unique human capacity can support this transition. He writes, “Four critical intellectual and emotional qualities distinguish people from other advanced vertebrates. Humans have:
- an unequaled capacity for evidence-based reasoning and logical analysis;
- the unique ability to engage in long-term forward planning;
- the capacity to exercise moral judgment; and
- an ability to feel compassion for other individuals and other species.