We live in a moment in which humanity’s challenges are accelerating at a pace that is hard to comprehend. At the same time humanity’s capacities are increasing at a scale and a rate that are hard to comprehend. We’re really in a footrace between two exponential curves—the curve of our challenges and the curve of our capacities. We are pulling in people to these solutions. We are finding roles for everybody. Resilience is participatory. Resilience is collaborative. It’s really democratic and local. That’s really an optimistic place to be: We have extraordinary tools and everybody can play apart. I think we’d be foolish to bet against humanity.