Seemingly random events that displace an established community/technology/ ideology and resculpt landscapes happen all the time. An earthquake occurs, killing a quarter of a million people. A device the size of your hand, with 1,300 times the processor speed and 1.5 million times more memory than the Apollo spacecraft’s guidance computer that you use to call your mom. Technology that is on the scale of one-billionth of a meter that will revolutionize medicine and make your socks less stinky. These stochastic/chaotic disruptions are constantly changing everything in our world. How do these disruptions create opportunities for change? How have humans been involved in processes of disruption using technology and innovation? What are some of the up-coming disruptive technologies and/or natural events that will change they way humans live from here on out? How can some of those technologies help us and other organisms survive on Earth?