Design better humans to build better cities

Colin Whitfield went up on stage at Urban Talks and got us to think about what it means to be human, what holds us back and how we can unlock the deeper parts of our consciousness in order to become better versions of ourselves.

Colin started off his speech by observing that technology, which is so present in our daily lives, can be said to have outpaced humanity, but that we don’t really know why we’re so determined to make technological advances.

As people create more technology, which is of course seen as progress and which does a lot of good in the world, Colin argues that a lot of wastage and negative consequences can come out of it, especially because it is done primarily for monetary gain.

Why do we always seem to be rushing towards some unreachable goal? We have an internal hunger for progress, or monetary/personal gain, which can never be satisfied and creates inequality, imbalance, disharmony in society.