In January 2021 we launched a new program, targeting four focus areas of critical importance for long-term futures: Biotechnology & Health Extension, Molecular Machines, Intelligent Cooperation & Computing, and Existential Hope. Every month we host virtual keynote meetings within the group where scientists, entrepreneurs, and allies in each group cooperate on opportunities for advancing their fields.
Wherever you are based in the world you can now become a part of the Foresight community and contribute to the beneficial development of technology.
We are now three months into the new year and our four programs have been up and running. We hosted numerous, fascinating sessions and discussed frontier topics on beneficial technology. Here are some of the highlights.
Group session’s recordings are now published as a mini-lecture series on our website that contains summaries of each meeting to help you get up to speed and hit the ground running. Immerse yourself in the content and make sure you apply to the group or groups which most interest you.
This group focuses on the progress of molecular machines. We meet monthly to advance the work on creating atomically precise applications in energy, medicine, and materials science toward Feynman’s vision of molecular nanotechnology. Checking out the full lecture series for Molecular Machines on our website.
Molecular Machines Group Launch – James Cooper, University of Reading
The Advent of Artificial Molecular Machines – David Leigh, University of Manchester, Raymond Astumian, University of Maine, Alberto Credi, University of Bologna
Molecular Machines: Applied in Medicine & Across Scales – James Tour, Rice University, Nicolas Giuseppone, University of Strasbourg
Sponsored by 100 Plus Capital this group meets monthly to cooperate in spurring field-wide progress on technologies that fight aging and increase the human healthspan. Check out the full lecture series for Health Extension on our website.
Health Extension: Academic Blindspots – Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute, Joris Deelen, Max Planck Institute for Aging, Lynne Cox, Oxford University
Tissue Rejuvenation via Plasma Dilution – Irina Conboy, UC Berkeley
Aging industry blindspots – Sonia Arrison, 100 Plus Capital, K Pfleger, AgingBiotech.info, M West, AgeX
Biotech & Health Extension: 2021 Goals & Opportunities – Aubrey de Grey, Sonia Arrison, Tom Kalil, Lynne Cox
A group of experts in computer science, cryptography, AI, and related fields who cooperate on applying these tools to build a future defined by intelligent cooperation and seek decentralized defenses against automated physical and digital threats. Check out the full lecture series for Intelligent Cooperation on our website.
This group is a digital and participative community which collaborates on seeking crucial opportunities for humanity to steer towards flourishing futures. Since January we have hosted a conversation with Toby Ord and Foresight president Allison Duettmann. The next conversation will take place on April 13th with Daniel Schmachtenberger on the topic of building civilizations sensemaking capacity. Check out the full lecture series for Existential Hope on our website.
For those of you thinking you might sell some of your crypto this year- You can offset a lot of your taxes by donating some of your crypto and getting a double tax deduction. When you donate any asset, like cryptocoins, that have gone way up, you not only don’t have to pay taxes on the gain on those coins, you can deduct the full value of the coins from your other income too. Never, sell coins and donate the cash, support us directly with the coins instead <3.