Foresight Institute 2018-07-16T13:08:53+00:00

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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11.15.18

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Early Bird for Vision Weekend 2018 ends in 3 days!

Full program, speakers, and tickets here: foresight.org/vision-weekend-2018/.

To get a feeling of what our Vision Weekends are like, here are a few snapshots of last year's gathering. We look forward to seeing you all again in two weeks!
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Early Bird for Vision Weekend 2018 ends in 3 days! 

Full program, speakers, and tickets here: https://foresight.org/vision-weekend-2018/.

To get a feeling of what our Vision Weekends are like, here are a few snapshots of last years gathering. We look forward to seeing you all again in two weeks!

💡✨🤖🧠✨💡Announcing Vision Weekend 2018's #Neurotechnology Strategists! 💡✨🤖🧠✨💡
Mary Lou Jepsen - Randal Koene - Zarinah Agnew

Get your early bird tickets while they last! 🐣
Full program, speakers, information and registrations here:
>>> foresight.org/vision-weekend-2018/ <<<

Join the movement toward Existential Hope!
Vision Weekend 2018 is a gathering of the most visionary, creative and compassionate technologists aiming to roadmap #AI, #Neurotech, #Biotech, #Space #Nanotech, #Cyber, #Blockchain toward positive futures.
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💡✨🤖🧠✨💡Announcing Vision Weekend 2018s #Neurotechnology Strategists! 💡✨🤖🧠✨💡
Mary Lou Jepsen - Randal Koene - Zarinah Agnew

Get your early bird tickets while they last! 🐣
Full program, speakers, information and registrations here:
>>> https://foresight.org/vision-weekend-2018/

11.09.18

Foresight Institute

A full house and great conversation on nutrition at last night's Foodcorssroads. Thank you for leading this effort, Dr. Joon Yun, and thank you, IndieBio for hosting, and Modernist for co-sponsoring.

Find out more about the case for a National Institute of Nutrition here: nininitiative.org/index.html
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A full house and great conversation on nutrition at last nights Foodcorssroads. Thank you for leading this effort, Dr. Joon Yun, and thank you, IndieBio for hosting, and Modernist for co-sponsoring. 

Find out more about the case for a National Institute of Nutrition here: http://nininitiative.org/index.html

11.09.18

Foresight Institute

Yet another fascinating human you will be able to work, interact, and build a grand future with at Vision Weekend 2018:

🎶🎧🤖🧠🎧🎶De Kai, the "linguist who teaches machines the mystery of language" joined our Synthesists ranks! 🎶🎧🤖🧠🎧🎶

Other Strategists and Synthesists include, but are not limited to:
Anders Sandberg, Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute
Mary Lou Jepsen, Founder and CEO of Open Water
Aubrey de Grey, President of SENS Research Foundation
Mark S. Miller, Chief Scientist at Agoric Computing
Nathana Sharma, Faculty at Singularity University
Joon Yun, President of Palo Alto Investors, Founder of Longevity Prize
Peter Eckersley, Director of Research for the Partnership on AI(PAI)
Sonya Mann, Zcash Foundation

What to expect from Vision Weekend:

>> Very Deep Dives Alongside Technology Experts
>> Take Meaningful Action: at Vision Weekend, there are no spectators.
>> Find the role YOU want to play in the future.
>> Exercise your creativity tools to their fullest extent.

>> FULL PROGRAM AND SPEAKER LIST << foresight.org/vision-weekend-2018/

Vision Weekend is Foresight’s annual member-only gathering. If you are not part of the movement already, start steering toward Existential Hope today!
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Yet another fascinating human you will be able to work, interact, and build a grand future with at Vision Weekend 2018:

🎶🎧🤖🧠🎧🎶De Kai, the linguist who teaches machines the mystery of language joined our Synthesists ranks! 🎶🎧🤖🧠🎧🎶

Other Strategists and Synthesists include, but are not limited to: 
Anders Sandberg, Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute 
Mary Lou Jepsen, Founder and CEO of Open Water
Aubrey de Grey, President of SENS Research Foundation
Mark S. Miller, Chief Scientist at Agoric Computing
Nathana Sharma, Faculty at Singularity University 
Joon Yun, President of Palo Alto Investors, Founder of Longevity Prize
Peter Eckersley, Director of Research for the Partnership on AI(PAI)
Sonya Mann, Zcash Foundation

What to expect from Vision Weekend: 

>> Very Deep Dives Alongside Technology Experts
>> Take Meaningful Action: at Vision Weekend, there are no spectators.
>> Find the role YOU want to play in the future.
>> Exercise your creativity tools to their fullest extent.

>> FULL PROGRAM AND SPEAKER LIST

 

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Word soup. There is no truth in language.

🔮🤖✨🔮🤖✨Super excited to announce that physicist Anthony Aguirre, who co-founded the Foundational Questions Institute, the Future of Life Institute, and Metaculus joined the Synthesists force at Vision Weekend 2018! 🔮🤖✨🔮🤖✨

Other Strategists and Synthesists include, but are not limited to:
Anders Sandberg KTH, Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford University)
Mary Lou Jepsen, Founder and CEO of Open Water
Aubrey de Grey, President of SENS Research Foundation
Mark S. Miller, Chief Scientist at Agoric computing
Nathana Sharma, Faculty at Singularity University
Joon Yun, President of Palo Alto Investors, Founder of Longevity Prize
Peter Eckersley, Director of Research for the Partnership on AI(PAI)
Sonya Mann, Writer & Community at Zcash Foundation

🐣 Get your early bird tickets while they last! 🐣
Full program, speakers, information and registrations here:
>>> foresight.org/vision-weekend-2018/ <<<
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🔮🤖✨🔮🤖✨Super excited to announce that physicist Anthony Aguirre, who co-founded the Foundational Questions Institute, the Future of Life Institute, and Metaculus joined the Synthesists force at Vision Weekend 2018! 🔮🤖✨🔮🤖✨

Other Strategists and Synthesists include, but are not limited to: 
Anders Sandberg KTH, Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford University)
Mary Lou Jepsen, Founder and CEO of Open Water
Aubrey de Grey, President of SENS Research Foundation
Mark S. Miller, Chief Scientist at Agoric computing
Nathana Sharma, Faculty at Singularity University 
Joon Yun, President of Palo Alto Investors, Founder of Longevity Prize
Peter Eckersley, Director of Research for the Partnership on AI(PAI)
Sonya Mann, Writer & Community at Zcash Foundation

🐣 Get your early bird tickets while they last! 🐣
Full program, speakers, information and registrations here:
>>> https://foresight.org/vision-weekend-2018/

TOMORROW: Join us for a conversation about the growing epidemic of fake news about nutrition, lead by Dary Mozaffarian, MD, the dean of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy—the nation’s only endowed school of nutrition, moderated by Joon Yun MD. We're thrilled to co-host this event with The Yun Family Foundation, IndieBio and The Modernist at IndieBio from 6.30 pm-8.30 pm. There are limited seats available - if you'd like to join us, RSVP with your name to longevitycrossroads@gmail.com. ... See MoreSee Less

TOMORROW: Join us for a conversation about the growing epidemic of fake news about nutrition, lead by Dary Mozaffarian, MD, the dean of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy—the nation’s only endowed school of nutrition, moderated by Joon Yun MD. Were thrilled to co-host this event with The Yun Family Foundation, IndieBio and The Modernist at IndieBio from 6.30 pm-8.30 pm. There are limited seats available - if youd like to join us, RSVP with your name to longevitycrossroads@gmail.com.

We're so grateful to count Sonia Arrison Senkut among Foresight's advisors and so glad that she will be returning as a speaker for Vision Weekend 2018 on Dec 1-2. Early tickets available now: foresight.org/vision-weekend-2018/.

For a sneak peek, see Sonia's appearance at our 2017 Vision Weekend in the video below.

Sonia Arrison is a best-selling author, analyst, entrepreneur, and investor. She is founder of 100 Plus Capital, co-founder of Unsugarcoat Media, and associate founder and advisor to Singularity University in Mountain View, California. Her research focuses on exponentially growing technologies and their impact on society. Her most recent book, 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith, addresses the social, economic, and cultural impacts of radical human longevity. It gained national best-seller status and keeps Sonia busy speaking all over the world. Sonia is a Board Member at the Thiel Foundation, Foresight Institute, and Woodland School. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia, and author of two previous books (Western Visions and Digital Dialog). She was previously a Director and Senior Fellow in Tech Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, a columnist at TechNewsWorld, and hosted a radio show called “digital dialogue” on the Voice America network.Sonia Arrison - Author, Advisor at Singularity University, Thiel Foundation Aubrey De Grey, Co-Founder of SENS Research Foundation Max More, President & CEO ...
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We're beyond thrilled to have Mary Lou Jepsen as a speaker at Vision Weekend 2018 on Dec 1-2. Early tickets available now: foresight.org/vision-weekend-2018/

Get a sneak peek of Mary Lou's work in her TED talk here: www.ted.com/talks/mary_lou_jepsen_how_we_can_use_light_to_see_deep_inside_our_bodies_and_brains/u...

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is the founder of Openwater whose goal is to see deep into the body with the detail of a high resolution 3D camera. The implications are broad for both healthcare and for communication directly with thought. Previously she was an engineering executive at Facebook, Oculus, Google[x] and Intel as well as a founder of 4 startups including One Laptop per Child where she was CTO, chief architect and delivered to mass production the $100 laptop. Her startup CEO experience includes the world’s only fabless display screen company which was based in Taipei. She has been a professor at MIT and is an inventor on over 100 published or issued patents in the last 5 years alone. She has been recognized with many awards including TIME magazine’s “Time 100” as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and as a CNN top 10 thinker.
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Were beyond thrilled to have Mary Lou Jepsen as a speaker at Vision Weekend 2018 on Dec 1-2. Early tickets available now: https://foresight.org/vision-weekend-2018/

Get a sneak peek of Mary Lous work in her TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/mary_lou_jepsen_how_we_can_use_light_to_see_deep_inside_our_bodies_and_brains/up-next

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is the founder of Openwater whose goal is to see deep into the body with the detail of a high resolution 3D camera. The implications are broad for both healthcare and for communication directly with thought. Previously she was an engineering executive at Facebook, Oculus, Google[x] and Intel as well as a founder of 4 startups including One Laptop per Child where she was CTO, chief architect and delivered to mass production the $100 laptop. Her startup CEO experience includes the world’s only fabless display screen company which was based in Taipei. She has been a professor at MIT and is an inventor on over 100 published or issued patents in the last 5 years alone. She has been recognized with many awards including TIME magazine’s “Time 100” as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and as a CNN top 10 thinker.

 

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Basically, we can all get enough just to hear her talk for 1 hour. Totally epic. Great job to the foresight team .

Leet them put radio active injectables for MRI into human bodies or on scull caps so those with the keys to the kingdom can watch your life on their screens. (attorneypages.com/hot/dye-used-mri-scan-stirs-controversy.htm) Imagine WHY this is a good thing?

Taking a moment to celebrate that Anders Sandberg will be returning to San Francisco to guide our Saturday strategy sessions + speak at Vision Weekend 2018. ✨
>> All info, speakers, program here: foresight.org/vision-weekend-2018/

If you missed the really great time we had with Anders discussing the Fermi Paradox 👽❓ and the Future🔮, you will have a unique opportunity to join forces with our favorite futurist philosopher to steer technology toward positive outcomes, on December 1 & 2. And of course, you should watch the recording of the salon below 🤖.

Anders Sandberg is a senior research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford University). His research centres on management of low-probability high-impact risks, estimating the capabilities of future technologies, and very long-range futures. He has a background in computational neuroscience, transhumanism, and future studies.

Main page of Anders Sandberg's little corner of the Net: www.aleph.se/Nada/Allison Duettmann spends an evening with Anders Sandberg from the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford to discuss his new paper Dissolving the Fermi Parado...
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Saturday strategy sessions? 😮 where can I find info on these?

Sad to miss this😐...happy to back at work. Keep me in the loop please Lou!

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