The Foresight Sanity Preserver goes into the second phase of experimentation: Our hope is to create a global community around positive futures from COVID-19 and beyond.
So far, we experimented with meeting twice a day to see how much interest from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America there is. A lot, it turns out!
Starting today, April 1, we’re experimenting with having one salon a day, either 9 am or 6 pm PT.
The goal is to find a sustainable pattern that we can keep going – hopefully much beyond the current crisis – to birth a permanent point for connection for future-minded people across the world.
Will this be daily or weekly? topic-specific or open socializing? Join the salons and help us decide!
1. Save the schedule to your browser: It is updated daily and contains all you need to know to stay up to date on the salons
2. Add the salons to your Google calendar: Don’t trust yourself to check the schedule? Get reminders and keep track of time zone differences
3. Join the Facebook event: We post daily speaker updates for the upcoming salons here
If you did miss one, fear not, our Youtube Playlist has them all.
We are thrilled to have Patri Friedman for an introduction to Charter Cities and why they can be a solution to addressing future pandemics. When institutions are outmoded, corrupted, or failing, the result is untold human suffering. Workers are trapped in low wage jobs and dangerous working environments, children don’t get educated, adults can’t get quality healthcare, and people can’t start businesses to support their families. Yet, upgrading national institutions is notoriously difficult, and consensus on country-level changes should be slow and deliberate.
Patri Friedman worked at Google as an engineer from 2004-2008 and 2013-2019. In 2008 he founded the Seasteading Institute with seed funding from Peter Thiel, and in 2009 started Ephemerisle, the largest self-organizing festival on water. Patri is on the board of the Startup Societies Foundation, ran the angel fund Zarco Investment Group, and advises a variety of new governance projects.
We can’t wait to see you daily in the coming weeks!