Scout is a social platform where technologists, professionals and power nerds map the future implications of technology by submitting ideas and voting on predictions of what will happen next.
The world’s largest companies are driving huge technological advancements with immense social and economic implications. From closed-door meetings at Harvard about creating synthetic human genomes to Facebook manipulating the national political consciousness to automation job loss, the stakes have never been higher.
Well-deployed, technology can fight climate change, relieve suffering and make our lives easier. Followed blindly though, it exacerbates inequality and can be used as a tool for oppression. Avoiding these traps, is going to take an unprecedented level of strategic foresight.
Over the last year, we’ve worked together to build Scout.ai, a powerful community of people dedicated to accelerating the creation of a better future. Doing that successfully is going to take two things — moral foresight and a disciplined imagination. Scout gives you the space, the people and the tools to foster both.
In our eyes, victory means helping the world anticipate an opportunity or threat and getting the right people together to do something about it.