Existential Hope

Generating common knowledge to catalyze cooperation towards beautiful futures.

About Us

Many projects are dedicated to identifying the threats to human existence but very few offer guidance on what to aim for instead. The goal of this one is to map the space of both peril and promise which lie before us with the hope that such knowledge empowers each of us to navigate towards grand futures.

This project is in its infancy, we have big plans

Orienting ourselves by collecting useful models, relevant broadcasts and organizations generating new insights.

Synthesizing a map of where we came from, where we might go, and which lenses of science, technology and culture are crucial to consider along the way.

Publishing a living document which summarizes models published elsewhere in order to outline possible futures while detailing the aspects of our nature, culture and society which must be improved if we hope to reach them.

We hope the collected content sparks enough excitement in you that you consider contributing your favorite pieces on positive futures to our collective map and join our community mailing list.

Please don’t be shy: We have a growing community of readers but we are no experts on these topics and need your help to populate the map. Please feel free to share this project with anyone who can derive or add value to it.

We are a volunteer-driven effort, dedicated to creating global long-term community around futures of Existential Hope. If you’d like to support this work, we gratefully receive donations dedicated to “Existential Hope” at our parent non-profit Foresight Institute here.

Viewing Existential Hope from other angles

Ten-minute video on how to opt-in for positive futures
Five-minute video to get a feel for the XHope community
One-minute videos of domain experts sharing their hopeful future visions
Youtube Playlist to stay up to speed on Existential Hope content
Quartz article on Existential Hope
Clearerthinking article on Existential Hope
Future of Life’s Podcast on Futures of Existential Hope
1-hour interview with Simulation Series

If you have questions or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you, just send an email to a@foresight.org