EXISTENTIAL RISK, EXISTENTIAL HOPE
Toby Ord, Future of Humanity Institute
The Precipice: Existential Risk and The Future of Humanity
Toby Ord is a Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Oxford University. His work focuses on the big picture questions facing humanity. What are the most important issues of our time? How can we best address them? His current research is on the long term future of humanity, and the risks which threaten to destroy our entire potential. We encourage you to read his recently published book, The Precipice, which explores these topics and concludes that safeguarding our future is among the most pressing and neglected issues we face. Toby co-wrote the paper that introduced the concept of Existential Hope.
Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute
Existential Hope: Coordinating Towards Flourishing Futures
Allison Duettmann is the president of Foresight Institute, and leads the strategy groups on biotechnology, nanotechnology, and computer science. She created existentialhope.com, co-edited the book Artificial Superintelligence: Coordination & Strategy with Roman Yampolskyi, and is currently collaborating on a book on Intelligent Voluntary Cooperation with Christine Peterson, and Mark S. Miller.
XHOPE GROUP: PROGRAM, HOW TO JOIN
The Existential Hope group is a virtual community of scientists, innovators, scholars, philosophers, activists, artists, and more – who collaborate on seeking crucial opportunities for humanity to steer towards flourishing futures.
Group participants can find each other, exchange opportunities to collaborate, submit topics for exploration to the group, propose and organize discussions.
Regular group meetings are every fourth Thursday of the month, plus bonus meetings, plus monthly Foresight-wide socials in gather.town.
EXISTENTIAL HOPE 2021 KEYNOTE PROGRAM HERE (more to come)
- Toby Ord, Future of Humanity Institute
- Daniel Schmachtenberger, Neurohacker Collective
- Will Marshall, Planet Labs
- Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute
- Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, University of New Hampshire
- Jessy Kate Schingler, Open Lunar Foundation
- Ed Boyden, MIT
- Arnav Kapur, AlterEgo
- Sandrine Thuret, King’s College London
- Primavera De Filippi, Berkman Klein Center
- Tiziana Terranova, Università L’Orientale
- Ytasha Womak, Author of Afrofuturism
JOINING THE XHOPE GROUP
The Foresight Existential Hope Group is close knit group of Foresight Senior Associates and Contributors. Join us as Senior Associate to collaborate towards grand futures.
Questions about membership and the group? Email [email protected] or respond to this email.