In 2021, the WEDF Student Initiative welcomed outstanding submissions from students around the world. The winners were from a wide-range of institutions, including the University of Cambridge, UK and National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Slippery Rock University, USA and UAI Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile. Their perspectives brought outstanding intelligence and nuance to the discussion, in each case emphasizing how important it is that humans remain both centre and circumference re. technological development and ethical consideration.