"Civilization is in a race between education and catastrophe."
—— H.G. Wells
With the rapid development of civilization around the world, human beings are also facing a series of ever difficult civilization-threatening challenges; such as ecological collapse, climate change, pandemics of infectious diseases, weapons of mass destruction, abuse, and loss of control of artificial intelligence.
No single individual, organization or country has comprehensive and effective solutions to these challenges. One thing, however, is clear: the common destiny of mankind is determined by each individual's thoughts and actions, every moment. People in today's era have an obligation to choose to face and address these challenges.
It is based on the above background that Moonshot Academy (MSA) was founded. We hope that through the education of MSA, we can breed batch after batch of fire seeds that can support the continuation and prosperity of human civilization.
With a systems perspective in mind, to deal with the challenges that human civilization is facing, there are really only two perspectives - reducing new problems or solving existing problems.
Reducing New Problems:
Most problems faced by human civilization are caused by constantly seeking external resources, destroying the environment, and attacking each other in the process of satisfying one's own desires and eliminating one's own fears.
But if each of us can become a fulfilled individual, thereby reducing external demands and destruction, then the new problems in this world will be greatly reduced.
Therefore, we hope that the learners who leave MSA are "fulfilled individuals."
Solving Existing Problems:
Whether it is the restoration of the ecological environment, the regulation of climate change, the prevention or treatment of infectious diseases, or the regulation of AI and nuclear weapons, etc., they are all extremely complex and difficult challenges.
To deal with these civilization-threatening challenges we need each individual to actively mobilize their unique talents, have a big vision and develop a sense of cooperation to push themselves and others to solve problems with action.
Therefore, we hope that the learners who leave MSA will be "active, compassionate citizens."
My fellow partners, I look forward to our being able to move forward hand in hand under the same mission.
Founder of Moonshot Academy
178 students have graduated from MSA in the past 5 years, and 55 graduates will enter their dream universities for further study in June this year.
They went to a bigger and farther world, including comprehensive universities and art colleges such as Emory University, Rice University, Washington University St. Louis, New York University, Columbia University (Trinity College dual degree program), University of California, Berkeley, UCLA, University of Minerva, Rhode Island School of Design, Berklee College of Music, in the USA; Imperial College London, University College London, University of Edinburgh, in the UK; University of Toronto, in Canada, Emlyon Business School, in France, University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, and University of Sydney, in Australia. Graduates also matriculated into top American liberal arts colleges such as St. John's College, Reed College, University of Richmond and Macalester College.