Foresight Institute supports the beneficial development of high-impact technology to make great futures more likely. We focus on science and technology that is too early-stage or interdisciplinary for legacy institutions to support.
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.
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.
Anxiety about the future isn't unfounded, and it's certainly not uncommon.
"Given currently looming existential risks e.g. nuclear war, manufactured pandemic, rogue AI system, ecosystem collapse — it’s legitimate to doubt whether we’ll make it through the century (or even the decade…).
But this is why we need to build immunity against despair, now more than ever. With the fate of our world on the line, we can’t afford to succumb to a fatalism that will prevent us from taking necessary action.
There are paths through humanity’s existential challenges. The Existential Hope project aims to share them, and create community to take those together."
Read Lou de Kerhuelvez on what Foresight is doing to inoculate against existential angst, inspire hope for the future, and invite you to get involved.
The Foresight Institute is building Tech Trees to map out technology and organizations operating in futurist technologies of interest - nanotech, neurotech, longevity, space, and intelligent cooperation.
Foresight will be at the Imagination in Action summit on June 30th to share this project with audiences at MIT!
"Imagine a world where humanity has transitioned into a society where everyone is able to think freely and creatively, and not be worried about survival."
This NFT is inspired by Chiara's vision of a future in which there's no need to worry about day-to-day problems that have to do with survival, like being hungry or trying to pay rent. In this future, we could achieve an ideal situation: Time to think freely, to be creative, and to consider various problems.
Visit the Existential Hope website to find a podcast interview with Chiara, the Gitcoin bounty, the full NFT, and more about our vision.