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Foresight@Google 25th Anniversary Reunion: Review and Closure

Posted by Jim Lewis on August 16th, 2011

June 25-26, 2011 Mountain View, California Thanks to all for a successful summer conference! We’re still hearing about some great connections and synergies made at the gathering that will help further transformative nanotech. With the addition of NASA-Ames Singularity University grad students, as well as 20Under20 Thiel Fellows, there was standing room only on [...]

Foresight Positions Open: Ops and Office Manager

Posted by Jim Lewis on August 16th, 2011

Foresight is happy to congratulate our Director of Operations, Faisal Ahmed, on successful admittance to law school. Faisal will be with us as he transitions to a new schedule over the next month, but this also means Foresight has two positions open for immediate hire at our Menlo Park, California office. So… Inspired by emerging [...]

2011 Foresight Institute Prize in Communication deadline is Sept. 30, 2011

Posted by Jim Lewis on July 28th, 2011

The Foresight Institute Prize in Communication recognizes outstanding journalistic or other communication endeavors that lead to a better public understanding of molecular nanotechnology or other key emerging technologies of high social or environmental impact.

2011 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize deadline is September 30, 2011

Posted by Jim Lewis on July 25th, 2011

Submit your own work or nominate a colleague for the 2011 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes.

Foresight's recent past president honored by his undergraduate university

Posted by Jim Lewis on July 18th, 2011

Foresight’s recent past president J. Storrs “Josh” Hall was awarded the 2011 Achievement Award in the Sciences from his undergraduate alma mater Drew University: … During his subsequent graduate studies at Rutgers University, Hall found the field of nanotechnology. His first book, Nanofuture: What’s Next for Nanotechnology (Prometheus 2005), won the Foresight Institute’s Communications Prize [...]

Foresight on Internet radio

Posted by Jim Lewis on July 11th, 2011

Foresight President Christine Peterson will appear along with former Foresight President J. Storrs Hall on Internet radio on July 13 at 7:00 PM Pacific 10:00 PM Eastern.

Foresight@Google: Full Program of Speakers posted!

Posted by Christine Peterson on June 2nd, 2011

We are proud to announce our final conference program for Foresight@Google‘s 25th Anniversary Conference Celebration, held June 25-26 in Mountain View, CA.  For $50 off registration use code: NANODOT This weekend – full of plenary talks, panels, and breakout sessions – is a unique opportunity to be stimulated, enlightened and inspired by direct interaction with [...]

Foresight@Google: Moon Express CTO is Sunday Keynote, + Discount Codes

Posted by Christine Peterson on May 31st, 2011

Foresight@Google 25th Anniversary Conference Celebration and Reunion Weekend Google HQ in Silicon Valley, CA June 25-26, 2011 Use code NANODOT for $50 off registration! You already know our Saturday program kicks off with a keynote by Zyvex founder/president JIM VON EHR Now Foresight is also proud to announce our Sunday keynote: BARNEY PELL, PhD [...]

TODAY is the last day for early rate on Foresight@Google

Posted by Christine Peterson on May 17th, 2011

Midnight tonight Pacific time is the deadline for the early registration rate on Foresight@Google, our 25th Anniversary Conference and Celebration. Check it out here: Past participants have said: “This is mind candy for my soul. Having attended for two years now, this event stands alone in my mind as an opportunity to explore new horizons, [...]

More on first programmable nanoprocessor

Posted by Jim Lewis on February 14th, 2011

James C. Ellenbogen writes to provide insight and personal perspective on the world’s first programmable nanoprocessor, achieved as the product of a collaboration between Harvard and MITRE, with the team at MITRE comprising Shamik Das, James Klemic, and Ellenbogen.

First programmable nanowire circuits for nanoprocessors

Posted by Jim Lewis on February 9th, 2011

Researchers at Harvard and MITRE have produced the world’s first programmable nanoprocessor

Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology Awarded by Foresight Institute

Posted by Jim Lewis on December 20th, 2010

Palo Alto, CA – December 20, 2010 – The Foresight Institute, a nanotechnology education and public policy think tank based in Palo Alto, has announced the winners of the prestigious 2010 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology. Established in 1993 in honor of Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman, two $5,000 prizes are awarded in two [...]

Foresight presents in Thiel Foundation fundraiser

Posted by Jim Lewis on December 8th, 2010

The Foresight Institute was one of eight future-oriented organizations chosen by Peter Thiel to present at a ‘Breakthrough Philanthropy’ event attended by a couple hundred wealthy individuals.

Open Source Sensing Initiative Launched

Posted by J. Storrs Hall on June 8th, 2009

Preserving Security and Civil Liberties in the Sensor Age Palo Alto, CA — June 8, 2009 — A new open source-style project to promote Open Source Sensing has been started, with the goal of bringing the benefits of a bottom-up, decentralized approach to sensing for security and environmental purposes. “The intent of the project is [...]

Foresight on Fastfowardradio

Posted by J. Storrs Hall on May 8th, 2009

Foresight President Josh Hall will be the guest of Phil Bowermaster of the Speculist on FastFowardRadio Sunday 5/10/09 at 10PM Eastern (7 Pacific). Here is the announcement: Accelerating technological development promises to impact every aspect of our lives — how we work, how we play, how we interact with each other, how we view our [...]

Arthur Kantrowitz, 1913-2008, Foresight Advisor

Posted by Christine Peterson on December 3rd, 2008

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Prof. Arthur Kantrowitz, a founding Advisor of Foresight Institute and an early supporter of molecular nanotechnology concepts when they were first developed at MIT in the late 1970s by then-student K. Eric Drexler. Arthur was an amazingly innovative scientist and technologist, as described in [...]

Follow Convergence 08 on FastForward Radio

Posted by Jim Lewis on November 14th, 2008

If you are unable to attend the Convergence08 Unconference this weekend, you can follow some of the developments on FastForward Radio. Christine Peterson and Stephen Gordon pass along this information: This weekend The Speculist will be presenting not one, but two editions of FastForward Radio, both coming to you live from the Convergence 08 Unconference [...]

Defining international standards for nanotechnology

Posted by Jim Lewis on November 3rd, 2008

You might think that by now the definitions of terms like “nanotechnology” and “nanosystems” would be firmly established. In fact the process of arriving at an international consensus is more difficult than you might expect. Representing Foresight in the effort to define these and other terms is David R. Forrest, Ph.D., President of the Institute [...]

Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno Revolutions to be Explored at Convergence08 Unconference

Posted by Jim Lewis on September 29th, 2008

The Convergence08 conference ( on Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno (NBIC) technologies and their interactions will be held November 15-16, 2008 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The event will use an innovative “unconference” format to enable participants to customize the event in a highly interactive way. Paul Saffo, a Silicon Valley forecaster with over two [...]

Singularity Summit 2008 to explore future of human technological progress

Posted by Jim Lewis on September 10th, 2008

Foresight Nanotech Institute is partnering with the Singularity Institute and other organizations for The Singularity Summit 2008, to be held October 25, Montgomery Theater, San Jose, CA. The speakers include names that will be familiar to most Nanodot readers. A separate Emerging Tech Workshop may also interest many Nanodot readers. A few excerpts from The [...]