MISSION

“The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology.”

— EO Wilson

We didn’t evolve to flourish

Human hardware and software isn’t designed for flourishing, especially in 21st century society. We evolved to hunt and gather and socialize in small tribes. We didn’t evolve to handle the thousands of complex, interconnected actions necessary to thrive today. Our ancient biology can’t keep up.

As a consequence, we all misuse an extraordinary fraction of our finite time and resources. We procrastinate, we self-deceive, we take bad bets, we focus on unimportant things, etc. The list goes on. Meanwhile billions around the world suffer unnecessarily. We need to change this.

Advancing human flourishing 

As a society we have yet to invent a solution to human flourishing. We don’t have a scientific understanding of how to help all people live the lives they most want to live. 

This a very active research question, with millions of researchers, innovators, and practitioners tackling the incredibly complex puzzle. 

Upgradable’s approach 

Upgradable’s attempt at advancing human flourishing is based on a unique blend of technology, science, and rationality. In practice, we focus on measurably increasing life goal attainment. Goals aren’t everything, but they’re a good beachhead for us.

We expect this work to take longer than our lifetimes. If you’re interesting in helping, please reach out. Time, capital, connections, insights, feedback–anything you are willing to share is welcome.