Many futurists would have us believe that all we need do is recline and await a cornucopia of technology pouring its riches over our heads. But then why do many crises seem imminent? What if the technologists don’t have all the answers? What if the key to navigating the existential threats around the corner lies in all our hands? When artificial intelligence will advance the future in ways we can scarcely imagine, what if its safety depends on skills we're barely exercising?