“The only thing that can limit what we can achieve is our imagination.” —Naveen Jain
Tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain has taken on some of the world’s biggest challenges—from improving public health and education to future space colonization—by imagining the changes he’d like to see and coming up with solutions so audacious they could “fundamentally change who we are as humans.” These mankind-advancing missions are what Jain refers to as his “moonshots.”
In his new book of the same name, Jain, founder of Moon Express and gut-mapping company Viome, says that despite depressing headlines and divisive politics, there’s plenty of reason for hope and excitement about the future and our own human potential if we can just push past our self-limiting thoughts and dream bigger about what we’d like to create.
“There’s never been a time in human history,” Jain says, “where individuals … are capable of doing things that only the nation-states or superpowers did. Once you change people’s thought processes of what is possible, it just takes one person … one person to move humanity forward.”