The Centre for Effective Altruism — Combining Empathy with Evidence

Our Mission: To foster projects which use evidence and analysis to help others as much as possible. Our Vision: A world where everyone is healthy, happy, fulfilled and free. Combining Empathy with Evidence Effective altruism is a growing social movement founded on the desire to make the world as good a place as it can be, the….

Pope Francis @ Congress | full video & text | best bits

The full video and text (thank you PBS), plus video excerpts of our favorite bits. And everything the world knows about Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln. Full Video Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of….

Curated news in Future Studies

Updates from leaders and communicators featured in this site, including Anders Sandberg, the Cambridge Center for the Study of Existential Risk, the Future of Humanity Institute, the Future of Life Institute, KurzweilAI, the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Peter Diamandis, Singularity HUB, Singularity University, and the Singularity Weblog. Our Favorites Favorite Tweets by @THTScience Live feed from Futurists Tweets from Live feed from Futu..

Anders Sandberg

The Author: Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one. I’m an academic multitasker working in computer science, neuroscience, philosophy and future studies… or where else I find interesting problems to play with. I have for a long time been involved in public speaking about science, transhumanism, computer graphics, and….

Cambridge Center for the Study of Existential Risk

An existential risk is one that threatens the existence of our entire species.  The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) — a joint initiative between a philosopher, a scientist, and a software entrepreneur — was founded on the conviction that these risks require a great deal more scientific investigation than they presently….

Future of Life Institute

Technology has given life the opportunity to flourish like never before… or to self-destruct. FLI catalyzes and supports research and initiatives for safeguarding life and developing optimistic visions of the future, including positive ways for humanity to steer its own course considering new technologies and challenges. Mission: To catalyze and support research and initiatives for….

Future of Humanity Institute

The Future of Humanity Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford. It enables a select set of leading intellects to bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy, and science to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects. The Institute belongs to the Faculty of Philosophy and is affiliated with the….

Institute for the Future

The Institute for the Future is an independent, non-profit research organization with a more than 45-year track record of helping all kinds of organizations make the futures they want. Our core research staff and creative design studio work together to provide practical foresight for a world undergoing rapid change. Among our staff are experienced forecasters representing….


Launched in 2001, KurzweilAI explores the forecasts and insights on accelerating change articulated in Ray Kurzweil’s landmark books — notably The Singularity Is Near and How to Create a Mind — and updates these books daily with key breakthroughs in science and technology. The “AI” in KurzweilAI refers to “accelerating intelligence,” a core concept that….

Machine Intelligence Research Institute

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute is a research nonprofit focused on the mathematical underpinnings of intelligent behavior. Our mission is to develop formal tools for the clean design and analysis of general-purpose artificially intelligent systems, with the intent of making such systems safe and reliable when they are developed. The field of AI has a….

Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University. He is the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, a multidisciplinary research center which enables a few exceptional mathematicians, philosophers, and scientists to think about global priorities and big questions for humanity. Bostrom has a background in physics, computational neuroscience, and….

Peter Diamandis

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” – by Fortune Magazine. In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million….

Singularity HUB

Singularity Hub chronicles technological progress by highlighting the breakthroughs, players, and issues shaping the future as well as supporting a global community of smart, passionate, action-oriented people who want to change the world. We live in a digital age that has witnessed a proliferation of technology across a broad spectrum of society. Fueled by the….

Singularity University

What is Singularity University? Singularity University is a benefit corporation that provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies, and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people. We are educators… who draw on our Silicon Valley location to offer….

Singularity Weblog

Singularity Weblog started as a personal journal of thoughts on trends, news, issues, films and people related the technological singularity. However, due to the active involvement of readers like you, it is evolving into a growing community of people interested in exploring and shaping our future. Start Here If this is the first time you….

The Singularity – IEEE Spectrum Special Report

Source: Special Report: The Singularity – IEEE Spectrum Tech Luminaries Address Singularity This is an excerpt from IEEE Spectrum’s SPECIAL REPORT: THE SINGULARITY Douglas Hofstadter WHO HE IS Pioneer in computer modeling of mental processes; director of the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition at Indiana University, Bloomington; winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. SINGULARITY….