We are happy to announce that all videos from our Foresight 2010 conference are now posted: http://www.vimeo.com/album/176287
There are 17 videos, so in case you’d like some guidance in getting started, consider starting with the top three talks as rated by conference participants:
Special thanks to Monica Anderson, Miron Cuperman, and TechZulu (Efren Toscano) for their work on this project.
If you enjoy the videos and have not yet joined Foresight or donated in 2010, we encourage you to chip in and help fund this work: https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=770119168
We hope to see you at the next Foresight Conference!
Join us in for an exciting conference focused on the Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and general Artificial Intelligence and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Foresight. Register online here. The two day conference rate is $175 with discounts for early registration!
Several rapidly-developing technologies have the potential to undergo an exponential takeoff in the next few decades, causing as much of an impact on economy and society as the computer and networking did in the past few. Chief among these are molecular manufacturing and artificial general intelligence (AGI). Key in the takeoff phenomenon will be the establishment of strong positive feedback loops within and between the technologies. Positive feedback loops leading to exponential growth are nothing new to economic systems. At issue is the value of the exponent: since the Industrial Revolution, economies have expanded at rates of up to 7% per year; however, computing capability has been expanding at rates up to 70% per year, in accordance with Moore’s Law. If manufacturing and intellectual work shifted into this mode, the impact on the economy and society would be profound. The purpose of this symposium is to examine the mechanisms by which this might happen, and its likely effects.
Singularity Institute for AI
“Don’t Fear the Singularity, but Be Careful: Friendly AI Design”
Foresight’s Senior Associates are a community working to guide nanotechnology to improve the human condition and the environment. Not content to take a passive role, they step up to actually participate in Foresight’s work to maximize and spread the benefits of nanotech while minimizing its downsides.
Senior Associates come from a wide variety of backgrounds, professions, and home countries. Most have some technical background and work in technology or science, but we also have members who are architects, artists, economists, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, ethicists, full-time parents, futurists, investors, laborers, lawyers and law professors, management consultants, marketing, military, ministers, non-profit executives, philosophers, pilots, poets, PR professionals, professors, psychologists, sales, small business owners, sociologists, students, teachers, writers, venture capitalists, and a Viscount.
Most Senior Associates are based in the U.S., but a growing number of members come from around the world including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Ireland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, and the U.K.