June is coming to an end, and we would like to share with you some of what we has been happening in the past month, and what exciting things are coming up!
The winners of our latest Tech Tree bounty round have been announced!
We’ve just held our last Book Club meeting on Gaming the Future: Technologies for Intelligent Voluntary Cooperation with a wonderful selection of guest speakers such as Robin Hanson, Stuart Armstrong, Trent McConaghy, and many more. We discussed 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 in the Book Club playlist.
Congratulations to the winners of this Tech Tree bounty round! The purpose is to solicit project proposals for solving challenges in Tech Tree nodes in the fields of Intelligent Cooperation, Neurotech, Space Tech, Longevity and Nanotech. Each winner was awarded 0.15 ETH. Open Foresight Gitcoin bounties can be found here.
You can find more info on current Tech Trees protypes, Tech Tree architects and advisors, and a list of the best winning proposals here!
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:
John Randall & Sergei Kalinin | Ready for Atomically Precise Manufacturing & Electron Microscopy
T. Kaehler, A. Sen, V. Garcia-Lopez, A. Lippert | Bio Inspired Approaches to Molecular Machines
Christopher Allen, Brian Behlendorf, Alan Karp | Identity & Security Focus
With Foresight’s Support, the Future Forum just launched! Future Forum is a 4-day event running in San Francisco from August 4-7th 2022. They’re bringing together 250 promising individuals from across communities there; drawing from Effective Altruism, Emergent Ventures, Silicon Valley tech, Progress Studies, and more, including Allison Duettmann as a speaker. Future Forum wants to arm many more of the world’s brightest minds with the tools they need to tackle global problems, be it funding or great mentors. Apply here: futureforum.foundation
DeSci Labs is recruiting full-stack, senior developers with smart contract and blockchain experience who have a passion for open access to information. If you know anyone who fits that profile (or you do!) and is available, please have them email [email protected] to talk more.
This Forbes article, written by Alex Zhavoronkov, explores Foresight’s current projects – centering in on last month’s Longevity Workshop as the focal point. Including an interview with Foresight president, Allison Duettmann, about our history – and most importantly – our future. Read here.
Listen to this UltraRare Podcast episode, featuring Allison Duettmann, Foresight, and Ela Madej, 50 Years VC, about how they’re supporting the Decentralized Science movement, where they see it heading, and their hopes and fears for the future. Find it here.
“What is the long-term potential of crypto technologies anyways?”
Gaming the Future book made an appearance in this Fintech News article to show how cryptocommerce can help unlock unimaginable futures! Read here.
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.
The Society Library (Jamie Joyce, President) has been given a grant to develop a curriculum for fact-checkers (potentially around the world) based on their methodology and in partnership with USA Today. We congratulate them that their epistemic approach to verifying information is being recognized as a potential contribution to the field of fact-checking itself! More here.
DeSci Nodes, DeSci Lab’s (Philipp Koellinger, co-founder) first product, is being released in Alpha this week.
Designing Molecular Machines: Foresight’s annual Molecular Machines Workshop will be taking place July 10 & 11 @ IndieBio, SF. This two-day workshop invites a select group of specialists in software and simulation to apply their skills to help those tackling the challenges of constructing atomically-precise 3D structures, including pathways using chemistry, applied physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and engineering. Learn more & apply here.
ETH Barcelona: Foresight will be at ETH Barcelona, taking place July 6 – 8. Join to explore how Blockchain Technology can help build a sustainable world full of Human Potential. Existential Hope DeSci NFTs will be on display. Learn more & apply here.
Funding the Commons: Christine Peterson, Allison Duettmann, Mark Miller, Ying Tong Lai, and Juan Benet were welcomed to the Funding the Commons summit, held by Protocol Labs. Watch the livestream here for our team’s presentations on Tech Trees, and Visualizing Voluntary Cooperation.