a16z Podcast

Geo-engineering and the Power of Narrative

Ross Andersen, Hanne Winarsky, and Sonal Chokshi

Posted February 19, 2022

On making a really wild (quite literally wild;) geo-engineering idea at massive scale real ā€“ specifically, bringing back lab-grown woolly mammoths, which was discussed in a 2017 feature by Andersen in The Atlantic (and also discussed in the 2020 documentary with Stewart Brand, We Are As Gods) — and is still a relevant and active topic today. But the conversation is also about the evergreen power of narrative…