Foresight Institute

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The Foresight Nanotech Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to help prepare society for anticipated advanced technologies. Its primary focus is on molecular nanotechnology, the ability to build atomically precise products. The development of this technology has broad implications for the future of our civilization. The institute was founded by K. Eric Drexler, along with Christine Peterson who is the current chairman. Also on the board are Brad Templeton, Glenn Reynolds and James Bennett.

Since 1989, Foresight Institute has sponsored conferences on molecular nanotechnology. Foresight publishes a quarterly newsletter, the Foresight Update, to inform a wide audience about both technical and non-technical developments in nanotechnology.

Foresight's sister organizations are:

The Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
a non-profit research organization founded to promote research in nanotechnology and molecular manufacturing. The goal of this organization is that nanotechnology be developed faster.
The Center for Constitutional Issues in Technology (CCIT)
created to pursue public policy issues arising from the emergence of new technologies

Among Foresight's projects are the Web Enhancement Project, whose goal is to make the World Wide Web connect in multiple directions and in multiple ways.

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