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🚀 Human Progress & the Future

In this program, you'll explore what it means to live in a world defined by rapid change. You'll learn about new technologies (like CRISPR and VR), reflect on the relationship between technology & prosperity, and discuss what it really means to be human.

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4 weeks

$400

Grades 9-12

4 weeks

FREE

Grades 9-12

Low Time Commitment

Edgi is your place to escape and chill - you'll meet with your squad for just an hour twice a week.

"I love that edgi is sooo different from a school learning experience."

Naysa

10th Grade, India

"I would completely recommend it to anyone. The conversations are so deep and interesting."

Emily

11th Grade, MA, USA

"I feel 10x more comfortable in edgi discussion calls than I do on school ones."

Elena

10th Grade, MA, USA

Program Breakdown

Weekly topics and terms you'll know by the end of the program

Week 1: The Human Era

What happened 12,000 years ago that gave rise to civilization? How have humans been able to dominate the world? What will the future look like if the pace of change continues to accelerate?

Human Era
Moore's Law
Law of Accelerating Returns

Week 2: A New Reality

What’s the difference between augmented and virtual reality? Does new technology help connect us or make us more lonely? Would you join the metaverse with your mother?

Augmented & Virtual Reality
The Metaverse
The Digital Divide

Week 3: Altering our Genes

What happens if we use genetic engineering to alter our bodies? Who gets access to this technology first? Would you customize your baby?

CRISPR-Cas9
GMO
Diffusion of Innovation

Week 4: What Makes us Human?

Could we use advances in technology to prolong life? Why would we want to put a chip in our brain? What does it mean to be human?

Brain-Computer Interface
Immortality
Neuralink

How it works

1. Weekly Prep

Start your week with a series of fun, short videos made by the edgi team. Then dive deeper by choosing from curated resources like podcasts, videos, and articles.

2. Live discussions

Twice a week, join discussion sessions with your squad. Hear different perspectives and wrestle with the biggest issues facing our future.

3. Socials & events

Get to know people in other squads and make new friends at virtual socials like game nights, piña colada parties, bake-offs, movie watch parties, and more.

Meet the program creator

Josh Shapiro, edgi co-founder and NYU professor

Josh teaches several courses on creativity, technology, and the future of work at New York University. Josh previously worked on the digital staff for Andrew Yang's presidential campaign.

Find Your Squad

Squads run for 4 weeks and are open to students in grades 9-12

🍍 Pineapple Squad

Naysa 🇮🇳Reem 🇰🇼

Oct 4 - 27

4 spots left

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Oct 4, 2021 3:30 PM
Oct 4, 2021 4:30 PM
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October 27, 2021 4:30 PM
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Mon & Wed

9 - 10pm IST / 6:30 - 7:30pm AST

Oct 4 - 27

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🐬 Dolphin Squad

Sydney 🇺🇸Aria 🇺🇸

4 spots left

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Sydney 🇺🇸

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Aria 🇺🇸

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Sep 29, 2021 12:00 AM
Sep 29, 2021 1:00 AM
Oct 1, 2021 12:00 AM
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8pm - 9pm ET

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🦕 Dino Squad

Ceci 🇺🇸Korey 🇺🇸

4 spots left

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Korey 🇺🇸

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Sep 27, 2021 11:00 PM
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7pm - 8pm ET

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Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page or reach out to Josh at josh@edgilearning.com