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Wednesday, February 16 • 9:00am - 11:00am
DeSci@EthDenver | DAOS & Tech Trees to Fund Nano, Bio, Neurotech

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LIVE STREAMING(main): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3-P0NzD7P8

There are many areas in longevity, nanotechnology, brain computer interfaces, private computing, and space tech that could be accelerated.

Foresight Institute is a 35+year-strong 501c (3) non-profit to advance ambitious technologies that are too early-stage or interdisciplinary for legacy institutions to take on:
What to expect from this session:
  • We’ll suggest bio, nano, neuro, computing, space areas that could benefit from DAO funding; we want your ideas on DAO governance and tokenization!
  • We’ll demo tech trees mapping these technologies; we want your ideas on which features you want, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding mechanisms you want!
  • We’ll introduce the MapsMap hackathon for improving the tooling for tech trees and invite you to join!
In a nutshell, we bring our early-stage science and tech projects; you bring your crypto economic expertise. Let's collaborate to advance ambitious science & tech.

Get involved in Foresight’s Tech Trees, DAOs, & Gaming the Future book
Join our Discord and introduce yourself.

Background info:
Foresight is exploring a DAO to fund progress in its core focus areas, e.g. by funding Foresight fellows and tech trees. Led by domain experts, and ultimately open for crowd-sourcing, we're building trees for challenges in longevity, atomically precise manufacturing, brain computer interfaces, private ML, and asteroid mining. Long-term, these trees may integrate across domains, allowing different funders to chart desired paths through the tech forests. See this Longevity tech tree prototype. It will soon contain nodes, existing projects, and fundable challenges. Similar trees are being built for other fields. Our current plan is for researchers to submit challenges to make progress on their node. Entrepreneurs bid with project proposals. Domain-experts and funders decide what the DAO funds via reputation-weighed voting.

After briefly presenting the state of the art of the project, we want your input: Bring your knowledge on DAO models, prediction markets, reputation mechanisms, bounties, and apply them to crowdsourcing and funding early-stage ambitious science:
  • How can better projects rise to the top? 
  • Which funding mechanisms are most effective at supporting them? 
  • How can domain experts and funders be incentivized to contirbute their domain knowledge and capital? 

This hackathon, with judges including Balaji Srinivasan, 1729, Evan Miyazono, Protocol Labs, Trent McConaghy, Ocean Protocol, is for building better tech trees. Submission deadline is March 1.

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Foresight Institute

Foresight Institute supports the beneficial development of high-impact technology to make great futures more likely. We focus on science and technology that is too early-stage or interdisciplinary for legacy institutions to support: Molecular Machines to better control matter, Biotech... Read More →

Wednesday February 16, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am MST
* 1134 Broadway (2nd Floor)