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Issues and Opportunities Library 1996–2004

Foresight Challenge Grant for 2004

$40,000 Challenge Grant announced. Deadline January 31.

Foresight Institute Stage 2

The initial goal of Foresight Institute has been achieved. Next comes Stage 2: Implementation—making molecular nanotechnology (MNT) happen sooner rather than later.

2003 Challenge Grant deadline was met

$50,000 Challenge Grant deadline was met, thanks to many donors including the Internet Science Education Project, whose timely donation brought us to our goal.

Suddenly nanotechnology is getting continual attention—in the news, popular fiction, business meetings, and general conversation. It's seen as the "next big thing" and is expected to both create great new wealth and solve longstanding societal problems. Foresight is committed to maintaining its role as a thought leader, providing education on the responsible development of nanotechnology. We need your ongoing support, both social and financial, to continue our work advancing the Foresight Guidelines on Molecular Nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology: Six Lessons from Sept. 11

A Letter from Foresight Chairman Eric Drexler, with a $50,000 Challenge Grant. As of January 31, we met the entire Challenge Grant amount and earned the full $50,000 matching fund. Thanks to all who participated.

Engines of Creation 2001

Support Foresight's new project to update Engines of Creation to fold into our overall goals and strategies all of the changes, positive and negative, that have occurred since 1986.

"Exploring the Edges"

The Spring 2001 Senior Associate Gathering "Exploring the Edges" was held April 20-22, 2001.

Foresight Challenge Grant for 2001

Foresight's generous supporters donated $35,000 to earn $35,000 challenge by deadline of Jan 31, 2001.

"Confronting Singularity"

The Spring 2000 Senior Associate Gathering "Confronting Singularity" was held May 19-21, 2000.

New Nanomedicine Challenge Grant

A new challenge grant to support the completion of Volumes II and III of Nanomedicine was successful. Order Nanomedicine, Volume 1: Basic Capabilities from

Annual Foresight Challenge Grant

Foresight's generous supporters donated $50,000 by January 31, 2000, to earn the $50,000 challenge grant.

Foresight Perspectives Workshop Series

The Foresight Perspectives Workshops are a series of small, intensively supported, highly interactive full-day sessions, each focused on a specific topic of major importance in emerging technologies. Often, these topics are highly controversial.

Foresight Weekend—Fall 1999 Senior Associates Gathering

The Fall 1999 Senior Associates Gathering was held September 17-19, 1999.

"Group Genius" Weekend: Foresight for the Next 30 Years

The 1999 Foresight Gathering for Senior Associates of Foresight, IMM, and CCIT was held May 21-23, 1999.

Foresight $40,000 Challenge Grant a success

Matching donations were obtained by the 28 February, 1999 deadline.

Nominations are being accepted for the 1998 Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award

Foresight $10,000 Challenge Grant for Nanomedicine book a success

1998 Challenge Grant for Nanomedicine book raised over $15,000 to support work on this project.

Foresight meets $45,000 Challenge Grant

A Senior Associate stepped up to the plate again this year with a two-for-one $45,000 challenge grant to Foresight. Matching donations were needed, and were obtained, by 31 January, 1998.

Database volunteer needed

An individual with skills and experience in Database Administration and in application development is needed to help with the CritSuite software—"The Other Half of Hypertext".

Reviewer needed for molecular modeling software

MacWeek has recently reviewed (favorably) a new molecular design software product for the Mac, MacSPARTAN. If anyone owns a copy of this product and is interested in reviewing it from the viewpoint of a molecular nanotechnologist, please contact Foresight Update Editor Lew Phelps at:

Foresight's new "State of the Field" Report: contribute your opinions...

Foresight's new "State of the Field" Report on Molecular Nanotechnology, which will review events and developments of 1996, is now in preparation.

Matching Grant to Develop Interactive 3D Tour of the Nanoscale World

Foresight announces an effort to develop an interactive 3D graphics tour of the molecular-scale world.

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