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Science and Technology are rapidly unlocking unfathomable opportunities for our future.

Much of our attention is focused on the threats to human existence. Little is focused on ideas for what to aim for instead.

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Existential Hope Podcast: Morgan Levine | On Aging and the Future
Existential Hope Special on Worldbuilding | Anthony Aguirre & Anna Yelizarova from Future of Life Institute
Existential Hope Podcast: Chiara Marletto | The Science of Can and Can’t and The Possibilities of Physics
The Existential Hope Podcast: Christine Peterson | On a Positive Turning Point for Human Longevity

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These 8 People May Have Saved Your Life

July 28, 2022

This is the story of 8 real-life heroes, who found themselves in extraordinary situations, with significance beyond themselves. In the face of resistance & personal risk, they decided to act for the good of all life on Earth. August 6, FLI announces this year's winners of the FLI award.

A booster against Existential Angst

June 27, 2022

Lou de Kerhuelvez on inoculating against existential angst. Given currently looming existential risks — it’s legitimate to doubt whether we’ll make it through. But this is why we need to build immunity against despair, now more than ever.

Fill out this census if you could see yourself doing longtermist work

June 27, 2022

Often it’s really helpful to know who might be good at or potentially some day willing to join exciting projects. This form aims to collect information to be able share it with longtermist orgs entrepreneurs and funders.

FLI's Worldbuilding Winner

June 13, 2022

The Future of Life Institute has presented the winner of their Worldbuilding contest! Read to find a positive envisioning of a world with AGI.

Superlinear - An X-Risk Prize Platform

Apply to manage your own $50,000 prize fund. What would you do with money to fund your best ideas? Superlinear are giving 10+ "prize regrantors" budgets of up to $50,000.

Bridging Art & Science

The inaugural Oxford Blockchain, Art & Technology (OxBAT) conference will be held on 26–28 September, 2022 at the University of Oxford. It will bring together social scientists, art historians, artists, curators, blockchain developers, and others in an open forum.

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On hope and the future of aging

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About the Scientist

Morgan Levine is a ladder-rank Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Yale School of Medicine and a member of both the Yale Combined Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and the Yale Center for Research on Aging. Her research aims to track epigenetic, transcriptomic, and proteomic changes with aging and incorporate this information to develop measures of risk stratification for major chronic diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. 

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About the ArtisT

The 3D part of the art piece is created with the new MetaHuman (Unreal Engine) technology, and depicts an un-chronologically aging person. The sound of the art piece is a quote from Professor Morgan Levine, Foresight Fellow working at Yale University researching the process of aging, and trying to find ways to slow it down. «What is 10 years in a life?» invites the spectators to question the inner concept of aging: Are we aging because of biological changes, or are we aging because we simply live and last in time? If we reverse the biological changes happening in our body does that mean that we are not aging anymore? Is our science able to create a world where aging could be a positive element in life that allows us to gather more knowledge and experience, while not having to dread biological degradation?

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Latest Videos

Mark Miller on Existential hope
Mark Miller (Agoric, Foresight Institute) interviewed on Existential Hope and Foresight Institute, during Vision Weekend 2018.
Anders Sandberg on Existential Hope
Anders Sandberg (Future of Humanity Institute) interviewed on Existential Hope and Foresight Institute, during Vision Weekend 2018.
Existential Risk and Existential Hope | Toby Ord
Toby Ord, Future of Humanity Institute Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute

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