We’re all seeing impressive developments. But the future is not determined. The ink isn’t dry. What should humanity’s path look like? Foresight is bringing together leading minds to fight it out in exciting interactive debates covering critical topics from longevity to crypto-currency, from AI to designer babies, and from new governance to X-risks. Join our roundtable discussions, sample the foods of the future and connect with each other.
Our goal is to engage both the public and industry leaders in important conversations that may otherwise not be had.
The event website: The Great Debates of Our Time
Photos can be accessed on the event Facebook page.
For a quick overview of the event, see Alton Sun’s notes.
When Saturday, November 19, 2016
1-7 PM: Core event with debates and audience voting
7 PM-late: Special dinner for speakers and Foresight Members
Where Antique mansion turned incubator at secret location in Alamo Square, SF
An additional event that was available at the Conference is B.R.AI.N.S—humorous and educational science dinner theater focusing on what self-described “Life-Extensionists” are doing to cure disease and extend healthy human life and how you can help. The panel whose minds will be “audited” includes Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Foundation, Christine Peterson of Health Activator (Co-founder of Foresight) and other pioneering life extensionists. Registration includes dinner.
Photos provided courtesy of Joshua Lee at SunyataStudios.com. The entire collection of 2014 Integration Conference photos, in a range of sizes up to 7360 x 4912 pixels, is available for viewing and purchase here.
Jim Leubke, cofounder of Deep Space Industries
(L-R) Steve Goldberg, Partner at Venrock, Darlene Damm, cofounder at DIY Rockets, Pavel Machalek, cofounder stealth mode startup, Jim Leubke, cofounder of Deep Space Industries
Reuben Metcalfe, Founder, I Dream of Space
Foresight Co-Founder & Past President: Christine L. Peterson
Placard with Sponsors of the Conference
From left to right, 2013 Feynman Prize winners Prof. David N. Beratan (Feynman Prize for Theory) and Prof. Alexander K. Zettl (Feynman Prize for Experiment), Distinguished Student Award winner Jonathan C. Barnes, and Foresight President Paul Melnyk.
David N. Beratan and Paul Melnyk
Alexander K. Zettl and Ralph C. Merkle
Jean-Marie Mayas, Ph.D., President, The MayaTech Corporation appears very attentive.
Michael Oye, Director, UCSC MACS Facility at NASA Ames; Robert Cormia, Foothill College
Carlos Olguin, AUTODESK (Sponsor)
Data presented by�Carlos Olguin, AUTODESK (Sponsor)
The optional life extension event
Randal Koene, founder, Carbon Copies; �Science Director, 2045 Initiative
Tanya Jones, Chief Operating Officer, SENS Research Foundation
Kevin Perrott, Co-founder, SENS Research Foundation
Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer and Co-founder, SENS Research Foundation
Xander Honkala, CEO Ligandal, Andre Watson, Chief Science Officer, Ligandal
Ryan Bethencourt, Berkeley Bio-Labs; Kevin Perrott
Apneet Jolly and Dinelle Lucchesi, B.R.AI.N.S. Founder
A timeline of organizations from the B.R.AI.N.S. event
Mark Hamalainen, Director of Science at Synthego; Dinelle Luchessi & Johan Knudsen Aardal
Enthusiastic audience participation
Dinelle Lucchesi; Reese Jones, Singularity University; Christine L. Peterson
William Andregg, Technologist and Adel Bakhtiarova, Scientist; formerly of Halcyon Molecular
Marcia Seidler, Event Planner and friends
Koen De Lombaert, Scanadu (on the right)
Brian Behlendorf, Mithril; Scott Jackisch, Globalize Networks
World class musicians Frank Simes & David Shelton (Crimson Crowbar)
Adel Bakhtiarova, Scientist formerly with Halcyon Molecular; Dinelle Lucchesi, B.R.AI.N.S. Founder
(L- R) Hannah Winkler, Michael Cantrell
Library of Foresight Vision Weekends and Senior Associates Gatherings, 1992–2008