The Foresight Institute Podcast

Existential Hope Podcast: Anders Sandberg | Grand Futures & The Post-Human Coral Reef

March 31, 2023 Season 2 Episode 11
The Foresight Institute Podcast
Existential Hope Podcast: Anders Sandberg | Grand Futures & The Post-Human Coral Reef
Show Notes

In this episode of the Existential Hope Podcast, we have the pleasure of interviewing Anders Sandberg, a Swedish philosopher, and researcher at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University.

During our conversation with Anders, we explore the concept of grand futures and what it means to strive for them as a society. We discuss the potential benefits and risks of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, and how we can navigate these developments responsibly.

Full transcript, list of resources, and art piece: Anders Sandberg | Grand Futures & The Post-Human Coral Reef

Existential Hope was created to collect positive and possible scenarios for the future, so that we can have more people commit to the creation of a brighter future, and to start mapping out the main developments and challenges that need to be navigated to reach it. Find all previous podcast episodes here.

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