Curating Content To Support Learning About Humanity's Transition

James Arbib
Investor | Co-founder of ReThinkX
Investor | Co-founder of ReThinkX

James Arbib is a London-based investor in technology. He is the founder of Tellus Mater, an independent philanthropic foundation dedicated to exploring the impacts of disruptive technology, and its potential for solving some of the world’s most challenging problems. In addition, Jamie oversees a London-based family office with a diversified portfolio, across all asset classes and a focus on the risks and opportunities of technology disruption. A graduate in History from Trinity College, Cambridge, he has a Masters in Sustainability Leadership also from Cambridge. He is a qualified chartered accountant and worked as an investment analyst covering utilities.


Disruption. Implications. Choices.

Think tank on technology-driven disruption and its implications across society.


Note the final phrase in their Vision: “to create the foundation for a new operating system for humanity”

Alongside their excellent predictive track record,
the recognition that humanity needs a new ‘operating system’,
not just cooler technology, separates ReThinkX from other think-tanks.

Commentary by TLLP

From their website:

What We Do

RethinkX is an independent think tank that analyzes and forecasts the speed and scale of technology-driven disruption and its implications across society. We produce impartial, data-driven analyses that identify pivotal choices to be made by investors, business, policy and civic leaders.


To facilitate a robust global conversation about the threats and opportunities of technology-driven disruptions, and highlight choices that could lead to a more equitable, healthy, resilient and stable society.


RethinkX’s framework, models and analyses help leading decision makers in finance, business, technology and government make better informed decisions to create the foundation for a new operating system for humanity.

About the project

We focus on understanding the dynamics and the systemic nature of disruption across key market sectors.

RethinkX uses the Seba Technology Disruption Framework™ to capture the interactions between technology, business models and market forces to forecast the scope, speed and scale of technology-driven disruption and its implications across key market sectors.


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Recent Content

Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

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Five Foundational Sector Disruptions, the Lifecycle of Civilizations, and the Coming Age of Freedom
We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most consequential transformation of human civilization in history...

Required reading.

A free download is generously available on the ReThinkX site,
but please consider purchasing the book to support their work.

Commentary by TLLP

We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most consequential transformation of human civilization in history, a transformation every bit as significant as the move from foraging to cities and agriculture 10,000 years ago. During the 2020s, key technologies will converge to completely disrupt the five foundational sectors that underpin the global economy, and with them every major industry in the world today. In information, energy, food, transportation, and materials, costs will fall by a 10x or more, while production processes an order of magnitude more efficient will use 90% fewer natural resources with 10x-100x less waste. The knock-on effects for society will be as profound as the extraordinary possibilities that emerge. For the first time in history, we could overcome poverty easily. Access to all our basic needs could become a fundamental human right. But this is just one future outcome. The alternative could see our civilization collapse into a new dark age. Which path we take depends on the choices we make, starting today. The stakes could not be higher.


Recent Videos and Podcasts where James Arbib has been interviewed

RT @tonyseba: It is possible for #Berlin to become #ClimateNeutral by 2030! ☀️🦋🔋 No technology breakthroughs or miracles needed, instead: Unleash finance, #EntrepreneurialDrive, #Creativity and #Optimism that will act as gravity in a bottom-up, emergent process to drive change.… …Read more
RT @ClubOfRome: “The world’s largest fossil fuel lender appears largely oblivious to the dynamics of technology disruptions and energy transition” Read our latest post by @NafeezAhmed on @jpmorgan’s 2021 Annual Energy Paper ⬇️ …Read more
RT @cleantechnica: Rethinking Humanity’s Future — A Video Series By Tony Seba & James Arbib …Read more
RT @RobertOsfield: @GnorrisBrog @rethink_x @tonyseba I saw @tonyseba lectures on transition several years back and with BEV sales in the UK still below 1% there of new car sales, it seemed outlandish. So I decided to try tracking UK car sales to see if there were signs of an S-Curve and his prediction of rapid transition: …Read more
RT @rethink_x: Watch Dr. Adam Dorr’s TEDxGlasgow talk on YouTube (starts at 2:47:10) ‘Climate Optimism: Building Our Future with Better Tools’ …Read more
Great video summary of our report – worth watching – Rethinking Climate Change. The path to a 90% emissions reduction by 2035. via @YouTube …Read more
RT @tonyseba: “A new report by the technology forecasting think tank @rethink_x suggests that the #IPCC’s solutions scenario massively under-estimates the speed with which we can not only reduce carbon emissions, but go beyond that to take carbon out of the atmosphere.” — @NafeezAhmed …Read more
RT @eytanlenko: Feeling down about the @IPCC_CH report? A good salve is to read the @rethink_x Rethinking Climate Change report that shows how we already have most of the technology we need to address climate change at speed. Our job is to make sure that happens: …Read more
RT @rethink_x: We need a generation of rethinkers to bring a new lens to the world and create a new chapter for humanity: the Age of Freedom Watch our new video now #RethinkingHumanity #AgeofFreedom …Read more
Excited to publish this article with @tonyseba and @DeepakChopra …Read more
RT @CleanEnergyPod: “No one saw it coming”? @tonyseba did. …Read more
It’s interesting how we value freedom and life in different times and context. In WW1 we willingly sacrificed 800k+ lives (average age 20s) to protect our freedom. Today we’ve willingly sacrificed our freedom to protect an unknown (but much smaller) number of lives (age 80+) …Read more
This is shocking. If I was a policeman I’d be asking myself at what point I’d say, ‘No I won’t obey that order’. I’m sure most of our police didn’t ever think they would be in this position. …Read more
RT @rethink_x: Conventional energy assets are severely mispriced, and their overvaluation is creating a growing asset valuation bubble in the conventional energy sector  Learn more now: #TheGreatStranding …Read more
The magical coal bounce back – imagine if we were planning our energy system on the back of these forecasts… …Read more
Great chatting to @DeepakChopra and @warriormonkiam. So much to learn still… …Read more
RT @AssaadRazzouk: 100% Solar, Wind and Batteries is Just the Beginning: These will produce much more energy overall, with this superabundance at near-zero marginal cost “Green tech is at a tipping point where it could take off explosively -just like the smartphone did” …Read more
RT @AssaadRazzouk: Yes another major study concludes that 100% solar, wind and batteries can provide cheapest power available and 2 to 3 times more total energy than existing grid in US and most of world – bankrupting coal and gas and slashing consumer costs dramatically …Read more
RT @adam_dorr: It is both physically possible and economically affordable to meet 100% of electricity demand with the combination of solar, wind and batteries (SWB) by 2030 across the entire United States as well as the overwhelming majority of other regions of the world …Read more
RT @tonyseba: The ‘Clean Energy U-Curve’ captures the non-linear cost tradeoff between electricity generation and storage. A remarkable finding is that small incremental investments in solar, wind and batteries yields disproportionally large returns in power produced. [1/2] …Read more
Government won’t end the oil industry. Market forces will… …Read more
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