Cyber, Nano, and AGI Risks: Computer Security and Effective Altruism

By |2017-11-26T12:25:04-08:00November 25th, 2017|About Foresight, Abuse of Advanced Technology, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computer Security, Health & longevity, Life extension, Machine Intelligence, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Open Source, Risk Management, Security, Space, World-Shaping Technologies|

Christine Peterson, Foresight Institute Co-Founder and Projects Director Foresight Institute Co-Founder and Projects Director Christine Peterson (full biography) was interviewed recently by 80000 Hours, “an independent nonprofit funded [...]

Surprisingly real value from virtual reality

By |2017-06-01T14:01:56-07:00August 21st, 2014|Complexity, Computational nanotechnology, International organizations, Investment/Entrepreneuring, Lifestyle, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, NanoEducation, Nanosurveillance, Science Fiction, Security, Space|

Speaking of big computation, cyberspace isn’t yet as potent as Neal Stephenson portrayed in Snow Crash and subsequent books, but it’s getting there. A new article in the [...]

Nanotechnology-enabled quantum computing may fuel a security race

By |2017-06-01T14:24:23-07:00December 24th, 2010|About Foresight, Future Warfare, Government programs, Military nanotechnology, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanosurveillance, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Opinion, Questions for Nanodot Users, Security|

Senior Associate Alvin Steinberg suggests that we portray the nanotech race as in part a security race involving quantum computing.

Why terrorists are often engineers: implications for nanotechnology

By |2017-06-01T14:04:34-07:00September 16th, 2010|Abuse of Advanced Technology, Computational nanotechnology, Future Warfare, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Open Source, Open source sensing, Openness/Privacy, Opinion, Security|

An IEEE Spectrum podcast asks the question, Why Are Terrorists Often Engineers? The blurb: With terrorism back in the news, so, too, is a curious footnote: Of the hundreds of [...]

Bill Joy on steering the future to lower-risk

By |2017-06-01T14:04:34-07:00August 11th, 2010|Abuse of Advanced Technology, Environment, Health, and Safety, Ethics, Nanodot, Nanotechnology Politics, Opinion, Security|

Many of you will recall Bill Joy's famous article in Wired called Why the future doesn't need us, where he expressed concern about various technologies including advanced nanotech. Apparently he [...]

Open Science Summit to be streamed live

By |2017-06-01T14:04:36-07:00June 21st, 2010|Abuse of Advanced Technology, Environment, Health, and Safety, Ethics, Foresight News Articles, Meetings & Conferences, Nanodot, Nanotechnology Politics, Open Source, Open source sensing, Openness/Privacy, Opinion, Public participation, Security|

Not able to attend the Open Science Summit on July 29-31 in Berkeley, California? We'll miss you, but you can watch the conference live at: Put it on your [...]

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