It’s not too late to join the Foresight’s new weekly virtual book club this Sunday, from 11 am PT – 1 pm PT!
Opportunities for bright futures enabled by bio, nano, and computing technologies are now within our reach. Their proliferation also comes with risks and authoritarian attempts at control. We explore how technologies of intelligent voluntary cooperation can help us navigate the traps. Cryptocommerce enables decentralized, secure cooperation across humans – and AIs. This unlocks Paretotropian futures of high technology in which valuing entities can pursue their highest function through iterative play.
Short-cuts to the chapters in this book:
We hope you find interest in critiquing and augmenting the ideas by commenting. This book, like a good game, is here to be iterated and improved for the next round.
As a paid subscriber, you receive invitations to Gaming the Future Book Club meetings, running weekly throughout May and June on Sundays, at 11 am PT.
We’ll discuss the ideas in the book, chapter by chapter, live with the authors and other like minds. Below is a list of the exciting keynote guests you’ll be meeting, whose talks are featured throughout the digital book:
In place of the usual discussion guide we’ll be inviting you to a weekly side quest: a challenge question that’s been turned into a Gitcoin bounty. If your ideas win, you can claim the prize and secure your place in history by contributing to the book!
Some of our more competitive players have already gotten a head start on the bounties, which are embedded in each chapter. It’s fun to see the community unfold, which brings to mind an analogy from Steven Pinker: a beautiful, spontaneous order that resembles the evolution and reinvention of language itself.
Founding members will receive a special edition physical version of the book, in addition to book club membership.
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See you on Sunday!
Mark S. Miller