The mission of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA) is to engage in science diplomacy and strengthen the international Geneva ecosystem by creating a “Science Breakthrough Radar”, which will anticipate scientific breakthroughs in five, ten and 25 years, based on the input of the global scientific community.
In order to develop the Radar into a rolling tool for science anticipation, to keep up with In 2021 this has been compiled in the “GESDA Scientific Breakthrough Radar”, which was launched at the inaugural GESDA high-level summit in Geneva, October 2021. The Radar promotes science and diplomacy discussions around future breakthroughs, and feeds their findings into the design of concrete initiatives for the global common good.
For 2022 GESDA is looking to update the 18 topics which were identified in 2021 and add 10 new topics by conducting a brief survey that analyzes the maturity, momentum, impact and recent developments in order to map potential scientific breakthroughs.
ISC Members are invited to share perspectives on future scientific breakthroughs in the following Radar enhancement topics surveys:
|Emerging topic and link to briefs||Link to the surveys|
|Advanced Artificial Intelligence||Survey link|
|Quantum Technologies||Survey link|
|Brain-inspired Computing||Survey link|
|Biological Computing||Survey link|
|Augmented reality||Survey link|
|Collective Intelligence||Survey link|
|Cognitive Enhancement||Survey link|
|Human Applications of Genetic Engineering||Survey link|
|Radical Health Extension||Survey link|
|Consciousness Augmentation||Survey link|
|Future therapeutics||Survey link|
|World Simulation||Survey link|
|Future Food Systems||Survey link|
|Space resources||Survey link|
|Ocean Stewardship||Survey link|
|Solar Radiation Modification||Survey link|
|Infectious diseases||Survey link|
|Complex Systems for Social Enhancement||Survey link|
|Science-based diplomacy||Survey link|
|Digital Technologies and Conflict||Survey link|
|Democracy-Affirming Technologies||Survey link|
|Future of Education||Survey link|
|Future Economics||Survey link|
|Advances in Science Diplomacy||Survey link|
|The Origins of Life||Survey link|
|Synthetic Biology||Survey link|
The work will be presented through the “GESDA Scientific Breakthrough Radar” at the GESDA Annual Summit on 12-14 October 2022. GESDA is inviting those who participate a complimentary virtual invitation to join the event.
ISC Members and Affiliated Bodies are encouraged to share the survey with your communities and networks to be part of this engaging process.
GESDA is looking forward to receiving your perspectives. Please contact them should you have any questions or need for further information.
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