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Predicting progress, interdisciplinarity, and the biggest risks for humanity

Allison Duettmann
Foresight Institute

Allison Duettmann is the president and CEO of Foresight Insitute, a non-profit that’s focused on the beneficial development of high-impact technologies.

In this episode, Allison tells us about the history behind Foresight, and why it was started in the first place.

Then we talk about predicting progress: Is that even possible? Are we making enough progress? Too much? And what drives progress, anyways?

We also cover the opportunities of interdisciplinary collaboration to solve humanity’s biggest problems – and the difficulties that researchers encounter when attempting this.

Allison also tells us her personal opinion on what the biggest opportunities and risks that are facing humanity are.

See her seminar here.