Roger Briggs is an author and social entrepreneur, who served BVSD for over 30 years building social structures, including: a state-class distance running program that produced multiple championships, an outstanding science department and acclaimed advanced physics program, and a student-run Tech Team at Fairview High. A rock climber for over 50 years, Roger established himself as one of the pioneering climbers of his generation, known for his alpine free climbing on the Diamond of Longs Peak and his founding of the Boulder Climbing Community. Since retiring in 2005, Roger wrote the book, Journey to Civilization: The Science of How We Got Here. Briggs recently debut is his second book: Emerging World: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Future of Humanity which brings both a cautionary and optimistic vision of our future. Join us as we discuss Roger's legacy, the current state of human affairs, and where we go from here, on the Boulderista podcast.