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BBC Future on Existential Hope

October 24, 2022

JRR Tolkien coined the word – "eucatastrophe". What did he mean, and why could it relate to the very real story of humanity?

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.

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.

FORECASTING OUR WORLD IN DATA WITH METACULUS

Metaculus is launching Forecasting Our World In Data, a tournament that will deliver predictions on technological advancement, global development, and social progress. Join the tournament now!

Longtermism & Existential Hope

Why does having hope for the longterm future matter? We live at the beginning of history, and the future ahead of us is really, really big. That is, if we can get there.

Vision Weekend 2022

Foresight Institute's Vision Weekends gathers top talent across biotech, nanotech, neurotech, computing, and space, encouraging bursting tech silos, and planning for long-term futures.

existential HOPE GALLERY

Collect art visualizing a scientist's vision of flourishing futures to support work that makes it happen.

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Wrapping your head around neurotech

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About the Scientist

This artwork created by Rutger tries, supports the research of the Foresight Fellow Scientist Maryna Polyakova. This Neuroscientist is chasing the aging brain at the Max Planck Institute as well as mapping the neurotech future for the Foresight Institute by leading the Neurotech tech tree project.

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The artist Rutger van der Tas is a 3D creator and painter. ‘When I create I float in a timeless environment with no boundaries only playful options. I tent drown myself in lines, forms and colors trying to capture something that’s not there.’ As scientist, Rutger tries to capture something that is not visible but yet possible. He has a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He is a core member of The GuildNFT and an NFT lead for Momentum

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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.
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