ARC is about creating solutions for how to tackle what might turn out to be the biggest challenge of our time. The transition from a global society dependent on oil, towards a sustainable society based upon renewable energy.
Such a process brings up everything from ethical to societal questions that need to be considered, in order to build a solid foundation for the solutions that are being implemented. It is important to be prepared for the transformations these technologies will commence, sometimes in surprising fields. Philosophy and social sciences are important tools to be one step ahead of the development, and guide and coordinate technological and social evolution. They lay down the stepping stones that are needed to cross the boundaries between theory and practice when exploring new territories. And are key to achieve the social and international cooperation that is needed for success on a larger scale.