May is coming to an end, and we would like to share with you some of what we have been working on in the past month!
As explained here (post), and here (video), Foresight’s tech tree architects are mapping tech trees to drive long-term progress in longevity, neurotech, nanotech, computing, and space. Domain experts submit challenges to make progress in their node of the tech tree. We pay bounties for researchers to submit answers and project proposals. If they’re good, we’ll get in touch to explore a collaboration.
Longevity: Watch the Longevity Tech Tree Update, by Aaron King.
Neurotech: Watch the Neurotech Tech Tree Update, by Maryna Polyakova.
Intelligent Cooperation: Watch the Intelligent Cooperation Tech Tree Update, by Yingtong Lai.
Nanotech: Watch the Nanotech Tech Tree Update, by Yuanning Feng.
Space: Watch the Space Tech Tree Update, by Romain Fonteyne.
We’re four weeks into our weekly book club on Gaming the Future: Technologies for Intelligent Voluntary Cooperation with a wonderful selection of guest speakers! We discuss how cryptocommerce enables decentralized, secure cooperation across humans – and AIs – to unlock Paretotropian futures powered by high technology.
Check out the recordings of the meetings that have taken place so far here in the Book Club playlist, and make sure to join us for these upcoming meetings:
Every year Foresight awards the Feynman Prize to prominent researchers within nanotech. These Foresight prizes are given in honor of Richard P. Feynman who, in 1959, gave a visionary talk at Caltech in which he suggested that “the problems of chemistry and biology can be greatly helped if our ability to see what we are doing, and to do things on an atomic level, is ultimately developed — a development which I think cannot be avoided.”
Nominations are now open for this year’s award. Please nominate yourself or someone you think should be awarded here.
The meetings from our Biotech & Health Extension, Intelligent Cooperation, Molecular Machines and Neurotech groups this month are available and can all be found here:
Science Communicator: Foresight is looking for a great science communicator to help our growing audience understand what our fellows and researchers are working on. Someone who can translate the technical work they do and share it with the public.
Find more information on the role here. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
The Future of Life Institute’s Worldbuilding Contest
FLI’s Worldbuilding contest has called earlier this year for teams to envision positive futures including AI. You can now explore the worlds of the 20 finalists selected by the judges (one of the judges being Foresight Institute’s president Allison Duettmann). What kinds of futures do you want? FLI is seeking audience input for each world. Winners will be announced in late June.
The Foresight Fellowship is a one-year program committed to giving change-makers the support to accelerate their bold ideas into the future. Here’s what our fellows have been up to.
Nikolina Lauc, GlycanAge. The the GlycanAge team has been designing a take home blood test, MenoAge, which has the potential to diagnose perimenopause and menopause. This announcement followed after a study that was led by a team of researchers from GlycanAge’s parent company, Genos Glycoscience Research Laboratory. Find more information here.
Tatyana Dobreva – CEO/Co-founder of ImYoo. ImYoo is a d2c single-cell transcriptomics company that aims to deliver personalized, biology-driven health insights by connecting people with similar immune profiles to share their health journeys. They recently launched a new website www.imyoo.health!
Nell Watson is an interdisciplinary researcher in emerging technologies such as machine vision and A.I. She recently founded a new IEEE Working Group to help tackle confusion and misapprehension about whether one is dealing with a human being or an AI. Find more information here.
Foresight’s annual Biotech Workshop took place this month at IndieBio. This two-day event brought together Foresight’s Biotech & Health Extension Group’s top researchers, entrepreneurs, and funders to highlight undervalued areas for progress. Recordings from the event will be released soon. More info here.
Find Foresight at NFT Berlin! Aleksandra Smilek will be discussing how NFTs can bridge scientists and artists to craft and imagine potential futures, decentralize the way we fund science and collaborate on positive futures.
May 26th (Day 2), Moon Stage #3: from 13.20 to 13.40. Find more info here.