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Vision - Communities of acceleration

We believe in acceleration as a driving force for progress, but we also know the importance of community. Our vision is to create vibrant, integrated communities that balance rapid innovation with strong personal connections. By focusing on psychological growth, health, longevity, and knowledge, we aim to build a future where fast-paced progress and deep fulfillment coexist.

Acceleration is working.

With the recent gain in popularity of movements like e/acc, everyone is prompted to ask whether this is the right approach. As Catalyst, we do believe in the transformative power of acceleration. Our world is changing rapidly with major advancements in AI, interplanetary travel, and human longevity. We’re all committed to driving this progress while ensuring it still enhances everyday life. We aim to grow a medium sized, powerful, and tight-knit community that aids in either direct technological / scientific progress, or works on increasing stability within society.

We are somewhat transhumanist-leaning and see incredible potential for improving how we live, work, and connect. Our vision is to create communities where cutting-edge innovation meets meaningful human connections, fostering an environment where everyone can thrive together.

But acceleration is nuanced.

We do take a slightly preservation based stance, and assess that acceleration has so far actually failed to deliver an integrated improvement to human life. Cities offer a fragmented but huge spectrum of optionality, and so does the web, but are missing an integrated whole that balances a few priorities many of us have:

For those that seek these three things in their future more than anything else, the friction is too high.

The first step is to build the group. The people.

The second is to build the system.

The Catalyst Team

Founder & Host

Zowie langdon

Founding member & host


Navé Segal

Founding member

Abel Tedros

Abel Tedros

Partner / advisor


Stan Schalij

Founding member / advisor