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positive futures.

Discover, join and help fund progress on ideas, projects, and technologies for the long-term flourishing of life.

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Many projects are dedicated to identifying the threats to human existence but very few offer guidance on what to aim for instead.

Science and Technology are rapidly developing, creating unfathomable opportunities for our future. The goal of this project is to map the space of both potential risks and possibilities which lie before us, with the hope that such knowledge empowers coordination towards flourishing futures.

We create content that helps visualize positive futures, and list resources and organizations to help onboard and coordinate a global community across future-positive organizations and projects.

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News from the world of science, technology and existential hope.

Future Fund

June 19, 2022

Future Fund makes grants to nonprofits and individuals, and investments in socially-impactful companies.

Future Funding List

June 20, 2022

A new list to learn about funding opportunities for long-term-oriented people and projects.

FLI's Worldbuilding Finalists

June 13, 2022

The Future of Life Institute has presented the finalists of their Worldbuilding contest!

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.

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.

ETH BARCELONA

July 8, 2022

Existential Hope is curating an NFT exhibition and a DeSci panel at ETH Barcelona. A three-day conference bringing 2000 makers, developers, and blockchain enthusiasts together.

XHOPE GALLERY

curates, creates and exhibits artworks of NFT’s that funds researchers and organizations working on improving the long-term future.

Collect art to fund science!

ABout the HOPE DROP

We invite scientists to speak about long-termism. and drop a podcast episode where we interview a visionary scientist to discuss the science and technology that can accelerate humanity towards desirable outcomes. One of the questions we always ask is for the scientist to provide an example of a potential eucatastrophe. The phrase “eucatastrophe” was originally coined by JRR Tolkien as “the sudden happy turn in a story which pierces you with a joy that brings tears”. Every eucatastrophe is tight to an NFT artwork providing the vision for the future.

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Chiara Marletto & Julie Berger Lindh on the importance of human creativity for the future

The scientist Chiara Marletto Talks about Humanity Transitioning Into A Society Where Everyone Is Able To Think Freely And Creatively And Not Being Worried About Survival.

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About the Scientist

This work supports the vision of Chiara Marletto. Chiara Marletto is a physicist at Oxford University, and author of the book “The Science of Can and Can’t”, where she writes about the concept of counterfactuals and constructor theory. This is a new and different approach to physics where the idea is that the physics most of us are familiar with is mirrored in a way that is very limited. There is a large class of things that science has neglected, and according to this theory, there are questions of what is and isn’t possible, which could provide scientific explanations to many questions in the long run. Those unwilling to bring this concept to science prevent us from making progress on certain fundamental problems. In her Existential Hope podcast she speaks about how humans can think in ways that allow endless creativity. This is what creates resilience for humanity and its survival. If we could achieve a state in which all people are able to think freely and not need to worry about day-to-day problems that have to do with survival, like being hungry or trying to pay rent, we could achieve an ideal situation (similar to what Plato had): Time to think freely, to be creative, and to consider various problems. Scientists try to create this in their lives, time and space where they can just think about problems freely and in peace. But it's currently too narrowly present in humanity. It's a very utopian scenario but there might be a way to get there. Consisting of two elements: We know that technology is supporting us in ways that bring people beyond the subsistence level where they can actually just be creative.

About the ArtisT

Julie Berger Lindh is a Norway-based 3D artist specializing in 3D/CGI. Focusing on introspection within a world of escapism, she creates hazy, surreal moments from other-worldly places.

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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.
Existential Risk and Existential Hope | Toby Ord
Toby Ord, Future of Humanity Institute Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute

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