Foresight Institute is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1986 on a vision of coming revolutions in technology that will bring extraordinary opportunities, as well as unprecedented challenges: “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

 

Advancing nanotechnology, biotechnology, and computer science for the long-term benefit of life. 

Nanotech

A group of scientists, entrepreneurs, and institutional allies who cooperate to advance progress on atomically precise applications in energy, medicine, and materials science toward Feynman’s vision of molecular machines.  Apply.

 

Biotech

Sponsored by 100 Plus Capital this group of scientists, entrepreneurs, and institutional allies cooperate in spurring field-wide progress on technologies that fight aging and increase human healthspan. Apply.

 

Computation

A group of experts in computer science, cryptography, AI, and related fields who apply these tools to build a future defined by intelligent cooperation and decentralized defenses against automated physical and digital threats. Apply.

Foresight

A group of scientists, innovators,  philosophers, and activists who collaborate on seeking crucial opportunities for humanity to leverage high-impact STEM areas for flourishing futures.  Apply.

 

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FORESIGHT 2.021 | New Virtual Program, Community, President - mailchi.mp/foresight/foresight-2021 ... See MoreSee Less

FORESIGHT 2.021 | New Virtual Program, Community, President - https://mailchi.mp/foresight/foresight-2021

Become a Foresight Member and collaborate with Foresight’s community in 2021 to build towards flourishing futures.

Join the Program Unveiling on 12/12

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Become a Foresight Member and collaborate with Foresight’s community in 2021 to build towards flourishing futures.  Join the Program Unveiling on 12/12  https://mailchi.mp/foresight/2020-member-gathering

2020, An Unexpected Year: Progress Report

Read how thanks to the virtual switch, this year has elevated Foresight’s work to a new stage in terms of the scientific talent we support.

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2020, An Unexpected Year: Progress Report  Read how thanks to the virtual switch, this year has elevated Foresight’s work to a new stage in terms of the scientific talent we support.  - https://mailchi.mp/foresight/2020-progress-report

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Today is the last day to apply to our 2021 Foresight Fellowship here: bit.ly/2021foresightfellow.
Support can include but is not limited to invitations to our strategy groups, connection to fellows and mentors, and publication of your work; we will work hand in hand with you to find the optimal way to support you.

We focus on applications in the following four categories:

| Biotech: Health Extension | You work to advance progress on preventative and rejuvenating technologies that are crucial for guaranteeing long healthy lives for humans.

| Nanotech: Molecular Machines | You work to advance Feynman's vision of nanotechnology, to create atomically precise applications in energy, agriculture, materials science, and spur long-term progress toward molecular machines.

| Computing: Intelligent Cooperation | You work on innovations in computing, cryptography, and AI to help humans and emerging intelligences cooperate.

| Foresight: Existential Hope | You work on macro multipliers to turn humanity's challenges into opportunities for flourishing futures.

Take a look at the incredible work of our 2020 Fellows: foresight.org/fellowship-class-of-2020/
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Today is the last day to apply to our 2021 Foresight Fellowship here: https://bit.ly/2021foresightfellow. 
Support can include but is not limited to invitations to our strategy groups, connection to fellows and mentors, and publication of your work; we will work hand in hand with you to find the optimal way to support you.  We focus on applications in the following four categories:  | Biotech: Health Extension | You work to advance progress on preventative and rejuvenating technologies that are crucial for guaranteeing long healthy lives for humans.  | Nanotech: Molecular Machines | You work to advance Feynmans vision of nanotechnology, to create atomically precise applications in energy, agriculture, materials science, and spur long-term progress toward molecular machines.  | Computing: Intelligent Cooperation | You work on innovations in computing, cryptography, and AI to help humans and emerging intelligences cooperate.  | Foresight: Existential Hope | You work on macro multipliers to turn humanitys challenges into opportunities for flourishing futures.  Take a look at the incredible work of our 2020 Fellows: https://foresight.org/fellowship-class-of-2020/

Double your impact advancing biotech, nanotech, computing towards grand futures & join XHope Group, and Virtual 2021 Kick-Off on Dec 12

This Giving Tuesday, every donation you make to Foresight Institute is doubled thanks to the $70K challenge grant - mailchi.mp/foresight/double-your-impact-advancing-biotech-nanotech-computing-towards-grand-futures
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Double your impact advancing biotech, nanotech, computing towards grand futures & join XHope Group, and Virtual 2021 Kick-Off on Dec 12  This Giving Tuesday, every donation you make to Foresight Institute is doubled thanks to the $70K challenge grant - https://mailchi.mp/foresight/double-your-impact-advancing-biotech-nanotech-computing-towards-grand-futures

What do you think are the most pressing questions about emerging advances in technology today?

This exciting project from The Center for Public Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz is crowdsourcing those questions to create a deck of playing cards-- send yours to tehcfutures52.ucsc.edu
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2 Weeks Left to Apply to Foresights 2021 Fellowship - https://mailchi.mp/foresight/2-weeks-left-to-apply-to-foresights-2021-fellowship
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