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1Quantum Revolution& Advanced AI2HumanAugmentation3Eco-Regeneration& Geo-Engineering4Science& Diplomacy1.11.21.31.42.12.22.32.43.13.23.33.43.54.14.24.34.44.5HIGHEST ANTICIPATIONPOTENTIALAdvancedArtificial IntelligenceQuantumTechnologiesBrain-inspiredComputingBiologicalComputingCognitiveEnhancementHuman Applications of Genetic EngineeringRadical HealthExtensionConsciousnessAugmentation DecarbonisationWorldSimulationFuture FoodSystemsSpaceResourcesOceanStewardshipComplex Systems forSocial EnhancementScience-basedDiplomacyInnovationsin EducationSustainableEconomicsCollaborativeScience Diplomacy
1Quantum Revolution& Advanced AI2HumanAugmentation3Eco-Regeneration& Geo-Engineering4Science& Diplomacy1.11.21.31.42.12.22.32.43.13.23.33.43.54.14.24.34.44.5HIGHEST ANTICIPATIONPOTENTIALAdvancedArtificial IntelligenceQuantumTechnologiesBrain-inspiredComputingBiologicalComputingCognitiveEnhancementHuman Applications of Genetic EngineeringRadical HealthExtensionConsciousnessAugmentation DecarbonisationWorldSimulationFuture FoodSystemsSpaceResourcesOceanStewardshipComplex Systems forSocial EnhancementScience-basedDiplomacyInnovationsin EducationSustainableEconomicsCollaborativeScience Diplomacy

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What’s next?

After only 24 months of existence, the GESDA Foundation is going public by organising the first global Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation Summit.

What’s next - starting the discussion on the 16 initial topics

Building on the contents of the Science Breakthrough Radar, the Summit will act as an anticipatory situation room where the science breakthroughs most likely to impact people, society and the planet at 5, 10, 25 years are presented and discussed by a broad community composed of representatives from science, diplomacy, philanthropy, business and civil society.

The Summit kickstarts an open forum discussion on the implications of emerging science breakthroughs for international affairs and global governance. Under the framework of the SDG and the UN Secretary-General’s Common Agenda for the Future, it will host debates on whether and how diplomacy should embrace these advances for the greatest benefit of humanity.

This inaugural meeting will discuss 16 themes with the potential to transform the world. Discussions are informed by the Science Breakthrough Radar, an anticipatory tool for multilateralism that disseminates knowledge to the broader international community to help accelerate discussions about the potential impact of science breakthroughs for diplomacy and translate this knowledge into concrete solutions.

The science and diplomacy anticipation Summit launches a global consultation on the Science Breakthrough Radar that will keep it as a continuously updated rolling tool mapping advances across the four scientific frontier domains: Quantum Revolution & Advanced AI, Human Augmentation, Eco-Regeneration & Geo-Engineering, and Science & Diplomacy.

The Summit kickstarts the joint discussions on what needs to be done to maximise the benefits of science anticipation in order to fulfil GESDA’s aim to “use the future to build the present”.

The details below provides an overview of the 16 themes discussed at the inaugural summit, which will guide of the participants in the work on initial solution pathways.

The 16 themes of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation Summit at a Glance

What?

Sessions with a focus on anticipating what is cooking in the labs at 5, 10, 25 years.

Human Augmention

  • Engineering Pathways for Radical Health Extension
  • Negotiating the Boundaries of our Genetic Future
  • Learning from the COVID-19 to Prepare the Response to the Next Systemic Crisis

Eco-Regeneration & Geo-Engineering

  • Utilizing Space Resources for Collective Prosperity
  • Advancing Science for Ocean Stewardship

Science & Diplomacy

  • Reviving the Human Right to Science (linked to the forthcoming Brocher Symposium, December 2021 in Geneva)
  • Designing an Economic Compass for Sustainable and Resilient Societies

So... What?

Sessions with a focus on accelerating the discussion about the potential impact of science Breakthroughs for Diplomacy.

Quantum Revolution & Advanced AI

  • Opening Quantum for the Benefit of Humanity
  • Co-developing Accessible Advanced AI

Human Augmention

  • Establishing Neurorights

Eco-Regeneration & Geo-Engineering

  • Accelerating the Active Decarbonisation of the Planet

Science & Diplomacy

  • Revitalising Multilateralism through Anticipatory Science and Diplomacy
  • Building Digital Models to Navigate the 21st Century’s Complex Ecological and Social Systems

Now What?

Sessions with focus on the tools we need to develop in order to translate into solutions this knowledge on those frontier issues.

Science & Diplomacy

  • Enriching Science with Citizen Voices and Values
  • Making Sense of Science Anticipation for Concrete Impact
  • Catalysing Inclusive Growth through Anticipatory Science

The program of the Summit provides the rationale and the questions to be addressed for all the themes. The discussions will be summarised in the Proceedings of the Summit and taken into account in the 2022 edition of the GESDA Science Breakthrough Radar.