Thinking Big for Positive Futures

Existential Hope is a way of looking at the future with a lens that acknowledges the potential for positive change in the world.

By focusing on what is actually possible, we can start to map out the main developments and challenges that need to be navigated to reach our desired outcome.

On this platform you can explore ideas, technologies, and projects that makes you feel hopeful and ready to take action for the long-term flourishing of life.


We ask experts in various fields to describe what a positive future looks like to them, and how they believe their work can help humanity reach their vision. Β 

library of existential hope

Discover how the future can flourish and which tools help you make progress.


Discover which technologies can make a difference, and how you can leverage them for good.

Existential Hope News & Opportunities

Explore news and opportunities from the world of science, technology and existential hope.

The New York Declaration on Animal Consciousness

The New York Declaration on Animal Consciousness holds that all vertebrates and many invertebrates have a realistic chance of being conscious, and that their welfare merits consideration.

A Brief History of the Future

A Brief History of the Future is a six-part documentary series about our futures – and how we can reimagine them.

Deep Utopia: Life and Meaning in a Solved World

A greyhound catching the mechanical lureβ€”what would he actually do with it? Has he given this any thought?

Realising Aspirational Futures – New FLI Grants Opportunities

New FLI grants to assess AI's effects on UN SDGs focused on poverty, healthcare, energy, and climate change, and for global mechanisms to govern advanced AI.

A literary magazine that publishes optimistic, realistic, scientific fiction

Possibilia is bringing you positive visions of the future, in magazine form β€” expressed through short stories and nonfiction companion pieces, brought to life with curated illustration and cutting-edge design.

How much can technology change the world within a lifetime?

It is easy to underestimate how much the world can change within a lifetime. Bringing to mind how dramatically the world has changed can help us see how different the world could be in a few years or decades.

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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