Our guest speaker, Dr Shasta Henry was the previous Royal Society of Tasmania Student Councillor and science communicator for Melbourne based think-tank, Future Crunch.
Shasta gave us a future’s perspective that will explore the Adaptability Quotient, the new IQ, which is the trait that makes humans better than robots. AQ is the measure of how skilled individuals are in making intentional change in an environment that is evolving at speed. According to the Harvard Business Review, it is the new competitive advantage.
Future Crunch are a team of unlike minds, a collection of different specialists, who are united by their mission to foster intelligent optimism. Future Crunch have shared their inspiring key-note presentations to the staff and boards of global banks, universities, software developers and community organisations to name just a few. Their fact-based talks highlight how humans fit into a future of exponentially expanding technologies, and how we are uniquely adapted to carry on thriving.
Shasta is a recent graduate from the University of Tasmania. She is an entomologist and science communicator. Her doctorate focused on the long-term impacts of fire on the invertebrates of the Wilderness World Heritage Area as well as insect taxonomy. As a communicator, Shasta has presented in a number of different forums around Australia, including speaking as a Young Tassie Scientist, on ABC radio and at the TEDx Hobart 2022 conference.