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Our Senior Associates embrace breakthrough technologies like AI, bio & nanotechnologies, and the challenges, responsibilities, and promises that come with them. By becoming a Senior Associate member you support the selective development of technologies of fundamental importance for the future of life and the biosphere. Perks include:
For a sneak peek of Vision Weekend, watch this 4 minutes summary of the previous edition.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Very Deep Dives Alongside Technology Experts
How often do we have the luxury to have two full hours discussing, collaborating, creating with an industry expert? Together with our Strategist force composed of lead thinkers in their fields, you will work to set beneficial goals for technologies of fundamental importance for the future of life. Groups will focus on AI, cyber-technologies, biotech & nanotech, space-technologies, neuro-technologies, health-technologies, blockchain & cryptocurrencies.
Take action: at Vision Weekend, there are no spectators.
You’ve sat through future-oriented conferences before: lots of talking with a little Q&A at the end—if you’re lucky. At Vision Weekend, you take the future in your hands: we kick off with your active input on Saturday in the breakout sessions, where you mix with topic experts and help craft goals and plans. Since you can only do a couple of these deep-dives in one day, on Sunday we bring everyone together, and report on the work that has been done across different tech fields, with the help of our Synthesists. You will be able to hear and comment on the progress made by all breakout sessions. Panels will discuss tech risks, interdependencies, and steps toward our ultimate visions for better futures.
Find the role you want to play in the future.
Whether by joining a strategy session related to your current work, or enrolling in a discussion on a technology field you plan to enter, this is your opportunity to get into a serious deep dive with experts, leaders, and all those who wants to create a better future. Vision Weekend is a very special opportunity to discover, explore, and act.
Exercise your creativity tools to their fullest extent.
Join us, speak up and weight in the future. Bring your demos. Bring your most ambitious goals for the best future you can reasonably imagine. Most important, bring your sharpest intellect, because this event will stretch your ability to its utmost—it’s time to steer the world away from technological dystopia and toward Existential Hope.
VISION WEEKEND PROGRAM OUTLINE
Roadmapping a Grand Future
Saturday, Dec 1, 9 am – 6 pm @The Laundry, SF
In the strategy sessions, each participant has a unique opportunity to work alongside topic experts leading each session to set beneficial goals for technologies of fundamental importance for the future of life. This include but is not limited to AI, biotech, nanotech, cybertech, space, blockchain, neurotech.
Speaker & Foresight Patron Gathering
Saturday, 7 pm – late @Gil’s Clock Tower, SF
Vision Weekend speakers and Foresight Patrons are invited for a very special gathering at an exceptional location: Gil’s Clocktower. We’ll unite for dinner, drinks, delicacies, delights and discussions on how to create futures of Existential Hope together. Become a Patron of Foresight to access this part of the event.
From Roadmap to Reality
Sunday, Dec 2, 9 am – 6 pm @The Internet Archive, SF
Saturday’s technology roadmaps are vetted by all participants at The Internet Archive. All participants are enabled to compare the progress plotted in each technological field, and combine forces. Panels will discuss risks, interdependencies, and steps toward our ultimate visions for better futures.
Strategists and Synthesists include, but are not limited to:
Anders Sandberg, Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute
Mary Lou Jepsen, Founder and CEO of Open Water
Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of SENS Research Foundation
Anthony Aguirre, Foundational Questions Institute, Future of Life Institute, Metaculus
Mark S. Miller, Chief Scientist at Agoric Computing
Nathana Sharma, Faculty at Singularity University
Joon Yun, President of Palo Alto Investors, Founder of Longevity Prize
Peter Eckersley, Director of Research for the Partnership on AI(PAI)
Sonya Mann, Zcash Foundation
See you there, and let’s build a Grand Future together!