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Foresight Institute advances crucial science and technology for the long-term flourishing of life. We believe that, in addition to directly addressing existential risks, one relatively neglected area for impact is to directly support differential technology development in areas that make great futures more likely. We focus on three working groups to advance:

  1. Molecular Machines for atomically precise control of matter
  2. Biotech & Health Extension to reverse aging and improve cognition
  3. Computer Science to secure decentralized human AI cooperation
  4. Existential Hope to catalyze beautiful futures

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Biotech & Health Extension

A group of scientists, entrepreneurs, funders, and institutional allies who cooperate to advance biotechnology to reverse aging, extend human health pans, and improve cognition.

 

 

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Molecular Machines Group

A group of scientists, funders, and institutional allies who cooperate to advance molecular machines and long-term progress toward atomic precision for applications in energy, medicine, material science, space development.
 

 

 

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Intelligent Cooperation Group

A group of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs in computer science, ML, cryptocommerce, and related fields who leverage those technologies to improve voluntary cooperation across humans, and ultimately AIs.

 

 

 

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Foresight: Existential Hope

A group of aligned minds who cooperate to build beautiful futures from a high-stakes time in human civilization by catalyzing knowledge around potential paths to get there and how to plug in.

 

 

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Gillian Hadfield is the inaugural Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, Professor of Law, and Professor of Strategic Management. She is also Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society.

Her research is focused on innovative design for legal and dispute resolution systems in advanced and developing market economies; governance for artificial intelligence (AI); the markets for law, lawyers, and dispute resolution; and contract law and theory.

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2022 Foresight Fellowship Applications in Biotech & Health Extension, Molecular Machines, Computer Science & Cryptocommerce are open!

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Anders Sandberg | Post-Scarcity Civilizations & Cognitive Enhancement

“If we get to a post-scarcity society, with much greater levels of well being and really long lives, settling space, etc., that means we have a lot to look forward to when it comes to the future!”

What is available in the “nearer-term” for life if our immature civilization can make it past the current and upcoming tech/insight/coordination hurdles? In this episode we speak to Anders Sandberg on post-scarcity civilizations, to get a sense of what is possible just past current human horizons in the hope it may inspire us to solve humanity’s current challenges and to unlock this next level.

Anders Sandberg is a Foresight Senior Fellow and a Research Associate at the Future of Humanity Institute from the University of Oxford. Sandberg’s research at FHI centers on management of low-probability high-impact risks, estimating the capabilities of future technologies, and very long-range futures. Topics of particular interest include global catastrophic risk, cognitive biases, cognitive enhancement, collective intelligence, neuroethics, and public policy.

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