Advancing beneficial technology
Foresight Institute is a leading non-profit researching and fostering technologies of fundamental importance for the human future, focusing on molecular machine nanotechnology, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence.
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.
—K. Eric Drexler, Engines of Creation
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News and Updates
Foresight Institute is looking to partner with a venue that could host our monthly salon series. ✨
About 50 to 100 people, about once a month. Steering the discussion about humanity's greatest challenges. 🤖
We have a truly incredible community of visionary speakers, scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs and other futurist trailblazers. ☄️
If you or some humans you know steward such a place and could be interested - please get in touch via direct messages. 🚀
To learn more about our Strengthening Civilization Salon Series - check out our event page. All salons videos are available on our YouTube channel youtube.com/c/ForesightInstitute
Topics we have discussed to date:
Longevity Myth Busting FAQ with Aubrey de Grey
Innovative Governance with Mark Lutter and Mwiya Musokotwane
The Hedonistic Imperative with David Pearce
The Fermi Paradox and the Far Future with Anders Sandberg
Civilization: Institutions, Knowledge and the Future with Samo Burja
The trajectory of Civilization: Part 1 - Ethics, Now and Tomorrow and Part 2 - Racing Where?
The Future of Human Biology with David Eagleman and Arvind K Gupta: Roadmap and Ethical Framework
Debunking Social Motives with Robin Hanson
AI & Human Morality with Allison Duettmann
Creating Counterculture with Joon Yun ... See MoreSee Less
A common goal (grand scale) Equality ( outside the box thinking)
Curing diseases, manipulating matter and new chemistry: Existential Hope scenarios for Bio- and Nanotech?
Watch Vision Weekend's Biology and Nanotechnology Track summary: Jun Axup (IndieBio), Jane Frommer
(IBM Research, University of Basel).
Moderator Brad Templeton.
youtu.be/uwHnuJcd_voBiology and Nanotechnology Track Summary: Jun Axup (IndieBio), Jane Frommer (IBM Research, University of Basel). Moderator Brad Templeton. Vision Weekend 201... ... See MoreSee Less
Existential Hope scenarios in space colonization, settlements, social science applied to space, solving the launch problem, economic incentives to get us there, and more extraplanetary insights into Vision Weekend's Space Track summarized for you in this video:
Featuring Anders Sandberg (Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford University), Chris C. Kemp (Stealth Space Company), Creon Levit (Planet Labs). Moderator Lou de Kerhuelvez Viquerat de Kerhuelvez (Foresight Institute). ... See MoreSee Less
Vision Weekend's Artificial Intelligence Track Summary: Mark S. Miller (Agoric), Jessica Cussins (Future of Life Institute, UC Berkeley), De Kai (HKUST, UC Berkeley). Chair Allison Duettmann (Foresight Institute).Artificial Intelligence Track Summary: Mark Miller (Agoric), Jessica Cussins (Future of Life Institute, UC Berkeley), De Kai (HKUST, UC Berkeley). Moderator ... ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you, Aubrey de Grey and Allison Dman for an instructive, inspiring and enlightening discussion on the essential topic of Longevity. And thank you to all who came yesterday, and for your thought-provoking questions. This community truly makes these salons what they are, and we are deeply grateful for it.
We are co-hosting a salon again this very Friday with Joon Yun on Longevity and Fertility, at our amazing host IndieBio. Free registrations and more info here: www.facebook.com/events/1983607701935572/ ... See MoreSee Less
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Aubrey de Grey it was great to see you again 🙂
A bit more background info before Wednesday's (March 13) salon on Longevity Myth-Busting with Aubrey de Grey:
In its 30 years of existence Foresight has built a long-lasting, visionary, and vibrant scientific community.
We are deeply grateful for our many collaborations with Aubrey de Grey (SENS Research Foundation) and are proud to share this one minute, spot-on appraisal of Foresight.
And we can't wait for this next collaboration on Longevity Myth-Busting. Allison Dman will challenge Aubrey with the top objections against longevity to be debunked and debated. Wether you are a longevity skeptic or life extension evangelist, bring your best questions, arguments, and strategies for a healthy debate!
Register here: aubrey-de-grey-longevity-myth-busting.eventbrite.com
youtu.be/j5ehHvwFOG8Aubrey de Grey (Sens Research Foundation) interviewed on Existential Hope and Foresight Institute, during Vision Weekend 2018. Vision Weekend 2018 is Foresig... ... See MoreSee Less
Vision Weekend's Health Technology Track summary and Existential Hope scenarios to steer towards the best possible futures, with Aubrey de Grey (SENS Research Foundation), Joon Yun (Palo Alto Investors), Joe Betts-LaCroix (Vium), Steven Boyer (Google).
Moderated by Allison Dman Duettmann (Foresight Institute)Health Technology Track, with Aubrey de Grey (SENS Research Foundation), Joon Yun (Palo Alto Investors), Joe Betts-Lacroix (Vium), Steven Boyer (Google). Mod... ... See MoreSee Less
Tom Ding (String Labs), Danny O'Brien (Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)), Bryce Hidysmith (The Median), Mark S. Miller (Agoric), Moderated by Allison Dman, panel on #Crypto Commerce and #Blockchains at Vision Weekend 2018.Tom Ding (String Labs), Danny O'Brien (EFF), Bryce Hidysmith (The Median), Mark Miller (Agoric), Moderated by Allison Duettmann, panel on Crypto Commerce and... ... See MoreSee Less
Foresight Institute is feeling inspired.
You can now (re)watch all Vision Weekend panels and talks on our YouTube channel, on this Playlist: bit.ly/2TgUGJ3
For context and understanding the methodology by which we created Existential Hope Scenarios steering from Dystopia towards Utopia, watch the 5 minutes summary of Vision Weekend here: youtu.be/FXyjYsndgbQ ... See MoreSee Less