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what is existential hope

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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BBC Future on Existential Hope

October 24, 2022

JRR Tolkien coined the word ā€“ "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.

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.

Foresight Existential Hope Day

On this day we will meet in San Francisco to explore positive futures for a variety of technologies, and cooperate across future-positive organizations on making them real.ā€Ā 

Exit the Void: A Movement for Meaning

Exit the Void presents a new future vision where hope isn't achieved merely through technological advancement, but by putting humanity first. It presents a future where meaning, beauty and vitality flourish.

existential HOPE GALLERY

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

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A Breakthrough in Energy Production

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About the Scientist

David Leigh is a scientist who designs and synthesizes artificial molecular motors and machines from first principles. He has made a number of notable contributions to the field, including the use of light-sensitive molecules to make small droplets of liquid move uphill. David also developed a tiny molecular machine that mirrors the function of the ribosome, the protein factory of our cells. When asked to contribute a vision of Existential Hope for the future, David proposed: "Imagine a world where energy crisis is a thing of the past. A revolutionary breakthrough in energy production is here, offering a solution to the catastrophic energy problems we face today. From harnessing the power of biology to utilizing chemical energy more effectively, to a major leap forward in fusion energy, the possibilities are endless. This breakthrough is set to change the way we power our world, and secure a sustainable future for all."

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About the ArtisT

Aron is a researcher at theĀ Alliance to Feed the Earth in DisastersĀ (ALLFED). Through his work he aims to contribute to civilizational resilience against Global Catastrophic Risks. He is interested in flourishing future scenarios in which we have traversed the precipice of existential risks and recently began exploring these themes through art and hopeful narratives. Using AI image generating tools he has created this art piece.

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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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