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If we push in the right directions — learning, teaching, arguing, shifting directions, and pushing further — then we may yet steer the technology race toward a future with room enough for our dreams.
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Today is GivingTuesday—a made-up holiday but nonetheless, one that prompts us to think hard about what we care about that is larger than us.
The fact that you’re reading this makes it likely that you’re among the few who care about the long-term flourishing of life.
There still aren’t nearly as many of us as we would like. This is on us to change—but it also means that the support of every one of you really makes a big difference to our work.
If like us, you believe that the actions we take now will be critical for the future of life tomorrow - please consider donating to Foresight for Giving Tuesday.
Especially because, thanks to our $45K Challenge Grant, your tax-deductible Foresight donation will be automatically doubled!
Read our 2020 Progress & Hopes report to know how we use your donations to super-charge progress on humanity’s most critical goals in 2020 -- planetary restoration, longevity, computer security, safe AI -- and how different donations unlock different membership benefits for you.
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All holidays are made up.
Dear Foresighted Facebrain,
Would you or your company, community or event space be interested in hosting the Foresight community once a month in 2020 for our Foresight salons?
The community is growing rapidly and salons have become an essential rendezvous to meet in meat-space once a month.
If you know a space with a mic and projector that can host 50-150 people from 6-9 pm once a month and you’re interested in hosting an amazing community for quirky debates, we'd love to partner with you!
A list of 2019 salon topics below, videos can be found here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pClSjljMKeA&list=PLH78wfbGI1x2hEz_vFRv0_c46RiNGkHA4&index=15
Predicting Guilt: Automating [De]-incarceration - Peter Eckersley, Partnership on AI
Experimental Societies: Prototyping Social Structures for the Future - Zarinah Agnew, Social Observatory
Decentralized Approaches to AI @Academia.edu - Eric Drexler, FHI, Mark S. Miller, Agoric, Robin Hanson, George Mason University
Civilizational Collapse And Rebuild Scenarios - David Denkenberger, ALLFED, Jeffrey Ladish
Longevity Coordination Dinner feat. Aikora Health - Joon Yun, Palo Alto Investors
Biotech Investing in Longevity - Sonia Arrison, 100 Plus, Mark Katakowski, Forever Labs, Mike West, AgeX, et al.
There’s Too Much To Say & It Goes In all Directions - Ted Nelson, Project Xanadu
Longevity Myth-Busting @IndieBio: Why It’s Rational to Want A Healthy, Long Life - Aubrey de Grey, SENS
AI Maps @Reserve WEF Davos: Investing, Geopolitics, Safety - Jaan Tallinn, Skype, Luke Nosek, PayPal, Samo Burja, Bismarck Analysis ... See MoreSee Less
Are you looking for donated spaces or is there budget for the salon venue?
I recommend Collin Jackson's space!
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A few 2019 Vision Weekend shots until the professional photos and videos are online. This weekend was incredible, thanks to you! Sign up to our mailing list at bit.ly/foresightupdates to get a ping about follow-ups and future events. We can't wait to see you again -- hopefully soon! ... See MoreSee Less
Foresight Institute is feeling excited.
2019 Vision Weekend: 1 DAY TO GO, 10 TICKETS LEFT
We are expecting to sell out in the next few hours so if you are on the verge of getting your ticket, now is the time.
Secure your spot directly through our event page (foresight.org/vision-weekend-2019) or apply for the last round of income applications: bit.ly/2019income-support
2019 was a fantastic year: for the next two days, we’ll throw together our favorite people, organizations and ideas across this year’s salons, technical competitions and private strategy meetings.
If you had to miss those gatherings and want to make up for it in a day, or if you attended every salon and had a great time, consider joining us tomorrow.
You’ll pick apart ideas that are still under the radar, predict their likelihood using Metaculus, join our favorite thinkers in private sessions, get advice on your projects from goal-aligned organizations during office hours, explore an interactive Existential Hope room, join one of the 20 lightning talks by participants, or start your own spontaneous breakout.
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