On a mission to help humanity manage the fundamental challenges of the 21st century

We have developed a practical way to understand how the Great Transition from an agrarian to an urban industrialised society which began 250 years ago and will continue at least another 100 years affects every sector and area of human activity; it is called the 4Waves Framework. Now 4Waves is committed to developing a new civilizational 100-year perspective and roadmap for policymakers. Civilizational collapse looks likely this century. Only a roadmap that has a 100-year perspective, that looks beyond a single symptom (Climate Change), and that acknowledges the long-term civilizational trends and give us a chance to avoid collapse.

Alexander Chikunov

Alexander Chikunov is an investor, former business leader, and creator of the 4Waves method. Between 1994 and 2008 he was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Russian Trading System (Russia's NASDAQ); led the reorganization of newly privatised river-shipping, aviation, and heavy machinery firms; and became the Executive Director of the then 6th largest energy company in the world, Unified Energy System (UES) which controlled 90% of Russia's electricity assets with annual sales of $20 billion.

Following the completion of privatisation, Alexander started investing in longevity and anti-ageing research. It was during this time he discovered that many leading scientists were, unlike him, extremely pessimistic about society's ability to survive the 21st century. He thus spent the next ten years studying the data on population growth and economic development to better understand where the trajectory of human development the past 200 years is taking us.