This morning, we had a fantastic kick-off salon with Jaan Tallinn, founding engineer of Skype, co-founder of the Future of Life Institute and the Centre for the Study of Existential Risks, discussing Existential Risk opportunities arising from the COVID-19 crisis.
90 people joined from across the globe to listen in and share! Videos will be available on our Youtube Channel soon.
Now we’re on to the next one, today at 6 pm PT, with three lightning talks, followed by discussion breakouts:
Alex Gladstein, Human Rights Foundation, on Authoritarianism & COVID-19
Jonathan Cain, Velorum Capital, on The Community Safety Net Fund
Matt Bell, Matterport, on Reasons for COVID-19 “Optimism”
Join via the Zoom link below!
How it works: Twice a day, at 9 am and at 6 pm PT, we’ll meet in the Zoom room for a global, free online salon, the Foresight Sanity Preserver. We have en exciting speaker line-up for next week!
Update: There is now a collaboration tab on the daily program that is editable. If you are working on responses to COVID-19 and other efforts that are crucial for the long-term flourishing of life, and are seeking support and collaboration, please add your info.
A sneak peek of what you can find on the schedule:
Existential Risk Opportunities from COVID-19, Jaan Tallinn, CSER, FLI
Authoritarianism & COVID-19 | Alex Gladstein, Human Rights Foundation
Reasons for COVID-19 “Optimism” | Matt Bell, Matterport
Community Safety Net Fund | Jonathan Cain, Velorum Capital
Health Tips for COVID-19 | Nell Watson, COVID-19 Taskforce
Prompts for Connection | Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute
What the CDC is not telling you | Steve Fowkes
The Pseudo-Time Arrow | Andres Gomez, Qualia Research Institute
Lessons from Hong Kong | De Kai Wu, HKUST
TBD | Jim O’Neill, SENS Research Foundation
“The Renaissance Came from the Plague” | Tyler Alterman
TBD | Lydia Laurenson, New Modality
Pronomos: Better Cities, Better Laws | Patri Friedman, Pronomos Capital
TBD | Todd Huffman, Prellis
Intelligent Voluntary Cooperation | Mark, Christine, Allison, Foresight
Introduction to Agoric Smart Contracts | Dean Tribble, Agoric
Considering Deliberate Exposure | Robin Hanson, George Mason University
TBD | Creon Levit, Planet Labs
Growing a global community: We hope that in addition to a great intellectual discussion, this will also serve as an opportunity for connection, sharing personally, and making friends globally. Let’s make this a time of more connection, not less!
Update: It is fantastic to have so many people from across the globe join. If you want to make sure to not miss a salon and to get the time zones right, please add the salons to your Google calendar!
Can you help us growing community from this crisis?
We can’t wait to see you up to twice a day in the coming weeks!