When you have these three things together, you have a humanity-centric innovation. Dulcamera believes that the UN-17 Sustainable Development Goals gives a nice depiction for the greatest needs for humanity today. There is 17 parts to this list, which include:
- No poverty
- Zero hunger
- Good health and well-being
- Quality education
- Gender equality
- Clean water and sanitation
- Affordable and clean energy
- Decent work and economic growth
- Industry innovation and infrastructure
- Reduced inequalities
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
- Life below water
- Life on land
- Peace, justice and strong institutions
- Partnerships for the goals
Dulcamara also points to the book, “The Future Is Faster Than You Think” by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler as a good example of business models in the 21st century. The book goes over different business models like the free data economy of Google and Facebook or the crowd economy of AirBnB and Uber. When he thinks of exponential technologies, he thinks of AI and quantum computing. Along with related things that bring us into the modern world.
The collision of these three areas together can bring about innovations to help solve these world-wide issues. Dulcamara shares that you have to have all three for the concept to work. He believes that we are in a time where businesses need to be created for a purpose. We as a society should be focused on creating businesses that can contribute and create humanity-centric innovations in the future.
Dulcamara goes on to explain that it is up to us to start driving humanity-centric innovation for the generations after us. We have to make sure that we are creating a sustainable future for not only our immediate future, but for the generations thousands of years from now. He is focused on creating a future where we use biodata and biomaterial more strategically. The parts might be worth more than the sum; biodata and biomaterials could be worth more than the products that are holding them. Used strategically, biomaterials could be utilized to innovate science and medicine to possibly cure cancer and Alzheimer’s. Looking towards 2023, Dulcamara believes it will be a challenge, but he believes in focusing on what we can control and influence now to make for a better future tomorrow.