Foresight Salon 06/02/17

Brunch with Brin

Join us for a brunch with David Brin in San Francisco, on Friday, June 2, 10 am - noon.

We will discuss transparency, AI, long-term thinking, the value of science fiction, and much more over an intimate brunch. The food selection will cater to GF, vegan, and Paleo preferences, please let us know if you have additional dietary restrictions.

The address of the location will be announced to ticket holders via Eventbrite email.


Foresight Salon 05/11/17

Building Better Futures on the Blockchain

Blockchain, blockchain, everywhere - when and where does its use actually make sense ? At this event we distinguished blind hype from revolutionary use cases, speculated what we can realistically hope for in a best case deployment scenario, and how to avoid harmful adaptation and regulation of this promising technology.  Apart from blockchain's currencies, we discussed its interaction with other disruptive technologies like AI, its power as social force, and its ecosystem as role model for security.

After the panel and Q&A, you were invited to join the speakers' breakout sessions on their topic of expertise. 

Our panelists

Christopher Allen, Principal Architect at Blockstream

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director at Hyperledger

Mark S. Miller, Senior Fellow at Foresight Institute

Steve Omohundro, Director at Possibility Research

Simone Syed, Founder and Managing Partner, Velorum Capital

Moderated by Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute

Co-organized by Maya Lockwood, Foresight Institute

The Great Debates 11/19/16

On November 19, 2016 we brought together leading minds to fight it out what the future should look like. Find below the video summary of the event and the videos of the individual debates.

Summary of the event

Tomorrow And The Day After

Long-term thinking, X-Risk, Moore's Law

Bryan Johnson, Founder of Kernel, Braintree and the O/S Fund
Richard Titus, Senior Vice President at Samsung Electronics
Julia Bossmann, President of Foresight Institute
Nichol Bradford, Co-Founder of the Transformative Technology Lab
Ryan Bethencourt, Program Director & Venture Partner at IndieBio
Moderator: James Norris, Founder of Self Spark, Bay Area Futurists Organizer
Intro: Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute

Drop Everything to Work on AI

Safety First?, Approaches, Predictions

Peter Voss, Head of AGI Innovations Inc
Steve Omohundro, President, Possibility Research
Monica Anderson, Director of Research at Syntience Inc
Michael Andregg, Co-Founder and CSO at Fathom Computing
Moderator: David Yanofsky, Reporter at Quartz
Intro: Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute

Life: Longer And Better

Longevity, Bio & Nanotechnology, Neuroscience

Dr. Joon Yun, President of Palo Alto Investors, founder of The Palo Alto Prize
Dr. David Eagleman, Neuroscientist at Stanford, author of PBS series The Brain with David Eagleman
Dr. Ralph Merkle, Co-founder of Nanofactory Collaboration, Faculty at Singularity University, Director of Alcor
Joe Betts-Lacroix, Co-Founder at Vium
Tanya Jones, Co-Founder and CEO of Arigos Biomedical
Moderator: Christine Peterson, Co-founder, former President of Foresight Institute
Intro: Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute

Goodbye Nation- States

Blockchain, Alternative Societies, Universal Basic Income

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger at the Linux Foundation
Simone Syed, Founder and Managing Partner at Velorum Capital, Co-Founder of BIL Conference
Jim O'Neill, Co-Founder of the Thiel Fellowship and Managing Director at Mithril
Danielle Fong, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist at LightSail Energy
Moderator: Riva Melissa-Tez, Managing Partner at Permutation Ventures
Intro: Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute

Life: Longer And Better Panel 

Life: Longer And Better Panel 

More photos and notes can be found on the event Facebook page.