Foresight Institute advances technologies of fundamental importance to the long-term future of life and the biosphere, focusing on molecular machine nanotechnology, biotechnology, and computer science. We reward excellence, restrain recklessness, and create community to promote beneficial uses of these technologies and reduce misuse and accidents potentially associated with them.
To translate the expertise of 10+ years of technical competitions for advancing biotechnology, nanotechnology, and computation into consistent long-term progress, in 2021 our one-off competitions turn into monthly strategy groups. Invited participants include leading scientists, entrepreneurs and institutional allies who are connected by a virtual community and meet monthly online to focus on advancing a crucial aspect of their field, prompted by invited guest speakers. The goal is to develop concrete projects for solving foundational problems in each field open for govt/philanthropic funding, or investment by the end of 2021.