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Tracking Nanotechnology, AI, and other
Emerging Transformative Technologies

What is Foresight Institute? 1:17  Published on Sep 22, 2016
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Foresight Institute is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies. Founded in 1986 on a vision of coming revolutions in technology that will bring both great opportunities and great dangers, and including ideas of how to prepare for these technologies, its mission is to discover and promote the upsides, and help avoid the dangers, of nanotechnology, AI, biotech, and similar life-changing developments. We support developments towards an abundant future. For more information visit http://www.foresight.org

The Great Debates of Our Time

Saturday, November 19, 2016. San Francisco
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We're all seeing impressive developments. But the future is not determined. The ink isn't dry. What should humanity's path look like? Foresight is bringing together leading minds to fight it out.
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Life, longer and better   Goodbye Nation-States

Recent Foresight Institute Events and Lectures

Atomic Precision for Medical Applications

Atomic Precision for Medical Applications Workshop Video from Foresight Institute on Vimeo.

Workshop White Paper

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Atomically Precise Materials for Energy

Atomically Precise Materials for Energy from Foresight Institute on Vimeo.

Workshop White Paper

More on Foresight Institute's 2014 Workshop on Directed/Programmable Matter for Energy …

Foresight Institute: promoting transformative technologies

Foresight Institute is a leading think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies. Founded in 1986, its mission is to discover and promote the upsides, and help avoid the dangers, of nanotechnology, AI, biotech, and similar life-changing developments.

Foresight is the primary force pushing for the kind of nanotechnology that will truly transform our future, from medicine to the environment to space settlement. We bring that vision and goal to new audiences, including inspiring young researchers.

Foresight's mission is to:

  • speed development of nanotechnology and other key fundamental technologies,
  • promote beneficial uses of these revolutionary technologies, and
  • reduce misuse and accidents potentially associated with them.

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2016 Foresight Institute Prize Winners Announced

       
Richard P. Feynman
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The winners of the 2016 Feynman Prizes, Experiment and Theory

The 2016 Distinguished Student Award winner

The 2016 Feynman Prize winners and the 2016 Distinguished Student Award winner were announced at an Awards banquet October 1, 2016 at the Foresight Institute Artificial Intelligence for Scientific Progress workshop.

 

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