The Next Giant Leap

The Next Giant Leap is a book that outlines the need, functions and deployment mindset of Scarcity Zero, an open-source deployment of energy technologies designed to solve resource scarcity and climate change. For a brief overview of how Scarcity Zero works, click here. Please Note: The Next Giant Leap is currently undergoing an update (Scarcity Zero used to be called "Universal Energy"), so data contained herein is not as up to date as what is contained in our whitepaper. We expect this update to complete by mid-fall.


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"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower. April 16, 1953.
"The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

- Carl Sagan