We live at a high stakes time in the great human project. One where our direction can change dramatically. Foresight Institute has given itself the ambitious task to create the most beautiful futures we dare imagine. To show a glimpse into what is happening at the edge of innovation in technology and science, Foresight announces the launch of The Foresight Institute Podcast.
This podcast is where we share a portion of our public work fitted for listening. We mix longer discussions with shorter bits, new episodes with all-time favorites, all so that we can help elevate and disseminate the knowledge of our rich community and make it more accessible. Guests in the upcoming episodes include Balaji Srinivasan, Robin Hanson, Aubrey de Grey, Audrey Tang, Anders Sandberg and Scott Aaronson.
The podcast is a platform to engage in dialectical, transdisciplinary collective knowledge & vision building. Our hope is to provide a few shortcuts to find out what is at stake for civilization and how to plugin.
Balaji S. Srinivasan is an angel investor and entrepreneur, formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
In this first episode of the Foresight Institute Podcast he discusses what he refers to as “The Network State” – a network of cyberspace-based polities that enable their members to collectively negotiate with existing jurisdictions, crowdfund territory, and coordinate on common interests.
Dr. Aubrey de Grey is one of the world’s foremost researcher’s on aging. His view is that the possibilities that medical technology can allow humans to control the aging process and live healthily to become hundreds (or even thousands!) of years old are great.
In the second episode of The Foresight Institute Podcast Aubrey speaks about how reaching escape velocity in longevity for most people alive today could affect society.
Scott Aaronson is a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas and director of its Quantum Information Center.
In this episode Scott gives a brief introduction to the history of the field of quantum computation and answers questions on everything from what he thinks quantum computing could mean for AI take-off speed to what scientific fields he believes could benefit the most from quantum computing.
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