Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator

Scientific Anticipatory Briefs

Expert-backed reports provide, over selected scientific emerging topics, an overview of possible breakthroughs at five, ten and 25 years, with considerations on their impacts on people, society and the planet.

Our mission is to anticipate scientific and technological breakthroughs and identify their potential impact on people, society and the planet. It does this by collaborating with internationally renowned researchers (Academic Moderators and Experts) in four scientific frontier issues (Platforms) with a view to determining what the current state of knowledge is, what the next frontiers will be, how a given scientific or technological field might develop in the coming years, and how that development could affect our objectives.

The four initially chosen scientific frontier issues (Platforms):

  1. Quantum Revolution & Advanced Artificial Intelligence
  2. Human Augmentation
  3. Eco-regeneration & Geoengineering
  4. Science & Diplomacy

 

The results of this scouting work in each of these areas are summarized in Scientific Anticipatory Briefs (SABs), which provide science-backed expert views on:

  • the current state of the art in a given field
  • major trends and likely breakthroughs five, ten and 25 years out – and why they matter
  • the possible impacts and consequences on people, society and the planet.

These assessments are carried out through GESDA’s Academic Forum, which provides the expertise and networks to continuously spot and address relevant topics at the frontier of science and technology. The pool of SABs will therefore also be continuously updated.

The SABs will be published as articles in high-quality, well-regarded scientific journals.

A first series of SABs has been written on the following topics and is currently being finalized. You can read the abstracts here:

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Future of machine learning and artificial intelligence

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Future quantum technologies

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Memory enhancement and cognitive engineering

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The future of human genome editing

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Decarbonizing the global economy and society

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Socio-ecological foresight – Integrated Digital Ecosystem Avatars – IDEAs

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Social enhancement

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Negotiation Engineering and Computational Diplomacy

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Future of Science Diplomacy

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Ethics of anticipation

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Planetary health and global resources, the cross-cutting challenge of all