Dr. Minoo Rathnasabapathy represented MIT Media Lab in contributing to a report on the role of space in driving sustainability, security and development on Earth, published jointly by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum. The report stems from Dr. Rathnasabapathy's work on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Space.
This report (download below)—a collaborative effort with the World Economic Forum, and informed by the views of approximately 100 industry leaders—describes potential scenarios for the future of space. It identifies five actions that leaders can take to contribute to economic development, advance global security and sustainability, and make space a safe and globally accessible domain.
The article was written by Ryan Brukardt, Jesse Klempner, Daniel Pacthod, and Brooke Stokes, and begins with the following:
"The world is in a space renaissance. Expanding activity in space is beginning to outpace governance, technological progress is increasing accessibility, commercial funding is at an all-time high, and more nations and companies are clamoring to be part of the activity. Already space plays a role in advancing global sustainability and security priorities, but the potential is even greater. The future is in the balance, and all stakeholders have the capability to contribute to a more successful sector."