New documentary captures power of complexity to safeguard humanity’s future | Santa Fe Institute

New documentary captures power of complexity to safeguard humanity’s future | Santa Fe Institute

New documentary captures power of complexity to safeguard humanity’s future

(Image: Solutions film, 2021)

OCTOBER 28, 2021

Will the 21st century be humanity’s greatest, or our worst? According to the award-winning new documentary “Solutions,” which was filmed on-location at the Santa Fe Institute, the answer depends on the decisions we make in the next couple of decades, and on our ability to work across disciplines and continents to find revolutionary solutions. 

Making its U.S. debut at this year’s United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) in Palo Alto, CA on October 31, “Solutions” captures a gathering of some of the world’s leading thinkers at SFI. Over 10 days, 20 visionary scientists and innovators examined the growing gap between physical technologies like automation and AI, and social institutions like governments and healthcare systems. Warning that “When society is detached from reality, bad things happen,” the film serves as an urgent call to action.

New documentary captures power of complexity to safeguard humanity’s future

New documentary captures power of complexity to safeguard humanity’s future | Santa Fe Institute