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Alan Brooks has written for Alcor, ‘Mongo Stack’, and the Colorado Daily, a liberal Gannett university-oriented newspaper. He discovered futurism in 1976, and transhumanism in 1989.
Dr Amon Twyman (BSc, MSc Hons, DPhil) is a philosopher interested in the impact of technology on society and the human condition. He was a co-founder of the UK Transhumanist Association (now known as Humanity+ UK), and went on to establish Zero State and the WAVE research institute. These organizations are dedicated to research and advocacy regarding positive social change through technology.
Amon’s professional training was in cognitive science, with psychological research into insight and decision making conducted at University College London. Amon also has a background in electronic music and digital arts, as the founder of Xykogen among other groups.
Amelia Pang is a New York-based journalist. She covers local news and has a column called “This is New York,” a weekly profile of a New Yorker.
Dr. Andrew Wallace (BEng(hons) PhD EurIng) is Director of Research at the Earth Organization for Sustainability, and a research engineer at Umeå University, Sweden.
In his own words: “I am a member of EOS because.. I don’t see today’s socioeconomic system as sustainable and we need a realistic alternative. Most other solutions tend to work within today’s system and I don’t see that as workable; we need to redesign from the start.
During my free time I like to.. Build robots, paint, study, spend time with the family.
The future… Will get worse as we cling to this system but I am hopeful that we have the intelligence to move away from this debt based money system and build a better future that’s in balance with nature.”
Armand Vespertine an emerging science fiction and fantasy writer, and you can find my ebooks at http://www.amazon.com/Armand-Vespertine/e/B008GMU810
BJMurphy is a Writer for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and the Editor/Social Media Manager of SeriousWonder.com. A Planetary Community Vanguard member of asteroid mining company Planetary Resources and Advisory Board Member of NGO nonprofit Lifeboat Foundation.
Boris Karpa is a writer and translator in Ashdod, Israel. He is currently working on his doctoral dissertation.
David J Kelley [ linkedin | twitter ] A CTO and Microsoft MVP for a multinational engineering firm. A Proven track record as a cross discipline team manager, technology strategist and managing engineering organizations with over 250 people with multimillion dollar budgets. Key focus is to make teams successful in dynamic changing environments dealing with cutting edge technologies from leading senior management teams developed corporate strategy to user experience teams developing the hottest in mobile and emerging technologies. A futurist that pay’s close attention to trends in emerging technology and how they relate to business and enjoy getting into the details to help solve problems when needed. Works as extension of the team focused on enablement and success KPI’s. Experience has included helping executives of billion dollar firms from Syngenta to Microsoft and executives like Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Ray Ozzie and working on high profile projects like the Nike Touch wall in New York or Entertainment Tonight. Also a speaker, speaking globally and regionally on topics such as UX (User Experience/Experience Focused Engineering), corporate strategy, emerging technologies and more. If there is anything new about how people experience technology David interested.
D.J. MacLennan is a futurist writer and entrepreneur, and is signed up with Alcor for cryonic preservation. He lives in, and works from, a modern house overlooking the sea on the coast of the Isle of Skye, in the Highlands of Scotland.
See more of D.J.’s writing at extravolution.com and futurehead.com.
David Pearce is the author of the internet manifesto The Hedonistic Imperative, that details how the abolition of suffering can be accomplished through “paradise engineering.” He co-founded the World Transhumanist Association in 1998, and the Abolitionist Society in 2002.
David’s professional background includes nearly 25 years immersed in cutting edge mobile technology – envisioning, architecting, implementing and avidly using smart mobile devices. He spent ten years as software architect with UK-based PDA pioneer Psion, followed by ten years serving as co-founder and Executive VP at smartphone OS specialist Symbian. As principal of Delta Wisdom, David works with leading companies who are concerned about the dramatic impact of rapidly changing technology on human individuals and communities, and provides advice on opportunities to apply technology in new solutions to deep-rooted problems.
In November 2005, David received an honorary Doctorate in Science (D.Sc.) from the University of Westminster, “in recognition of services to the smartphone industry”. In 2010 he featured in the world’s first Augmented Reality CV.
He tweets on technology and market trends as @dw2. His personal blog is http://dw2blog.com/, where he provides “eclectic thoughts on technologies, markets, innovation, openness, collaboration, disruption, risks, and solutions”. He is currently writing a book “Smartphones and beyond”.
Dick Pelletier is a weekly columnist who writes about future science and technologies for numerous publications. He’s also appeared on various TV shows, and he blogs at Positive Futurist.
Dirk Bruere Attended Nottingham University and later what is now Westminster University, and has a BSc in Physics. Subsequently pursued a career in electronics and computer research and is a research engineer at Surface Measurement Systems. A founder member of Zero State (ZS) and a member of the Futurists Board of the Lifeboat Foundation. Founder of The Consensus in 2002CE, a political party with a core philosophy of Transhumanism, which has been influential in Zero State and the Wave. Other interests include the interface between technology and theology explored in the books TechnoMage and The Praxis, and was co-presenter of a UK radio show, OneTribe. Head of The Praxis, a ZS spiritual organization. For several years held the position of Branch Master in the World Shorinji Kempo Organization, teaching Zen and martial arts, although is now retired from a teaching role.
Dustin Ashley is an Associate Editor for Transhumanity.net and Contributor for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. He is a Computer Science student primarily focused on artificial intelligence and quantum information theory. Aside from academic studies, he spends time doing research on policy studies and how transhumanist technologies affect society.
Eric Schulke works full time to grow the Movement for Indefinite Life Extension. He was a Director, Teams Coordinator, and Marketing & Outreach team leader at ImmIns; now he works for Longecity.org. He attended University of Wisconsin.
Extropia DaSilva is a digital person, currently residing in Second Life. Her purpose is to explore how NBIC technologies are redefining concepts of self. She chairs the Thinkers discussion group.
G.A.E.: Computer engineer, translator, and M.Sc. student at University Babeș-Bolyai in Romania. Founder of the Arabic Transhumanism
Gabriel Licina is a molecular biologist and chemical engineer. He is the co-founder of Science for the Masses, a small, grinder oriented group focused on making biological and chemical research and experimentation options available to enthusiasts outside formal institutions and academia. They are currently working on projects ranging from human machine interfaces to bio-remediation.
Gennady Stolyarov II is an actuary, science-fiction novelist, independent philosophical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, contributor to Enter Stage Right, Le Quebecois Libre, Rebirth of Reason, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Senior Writer for The Liberal Institute, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. Mr. Stolyarov also publishes his articles on the Yahoo! Contributor Network to assist the spread of rational ideas. He holds the highest Clout Level (10) possible on the Yahoo! Contributor Network and is one of its Page View Millionaires, with over 2 million views. Mr. Stolyarov regularly produces YouTube Videos discussing life extension, libertarianism, and related subjects.
Mr. Stolyarov holds the professional insurance designations of Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), Associate in Regulation and Compliance (ARC), Associate in Personal Insurance (API), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE), and Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF).
A list of Mr. Stolyarov’s videos on life extension can be found HERE.
Giulio Prisco is a physicist and computer scientist, and former senior manager in the European space administration. Giulio works as a consultant and contributes to several science and technology magazines. In 2002-2008 he served on the Board of Directors of Humanity Plus, of which he was Executive Director, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Italian Transhumanist Association. He is often in Hungary, Italy and Spain. You can find more about Giulio at his blog blog and home page home page.
Hank Pellissier was the founder and director of Transhumanity.net. He launched the site in October 2012 – 4.5 months later he handed over TNET management to Zero State on March 1, 2013.
He is presently blogging at ImmortalLife.info.
He was also the Managing Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology (IEET) from January-October in 2012.
A journalist, Hank was the “Local Intelligence” columnist for the New York Times (SF Bay edition) in 2011. Presently, he’s a contributor to GreatSchools.org. Past positions: he was a daily columnist for Salon.com, and a weekly columnist for SfGate.com. He’s written 120+ futurist articles for IEET, Hplusmagazine.com, Transhumanity.net, and the World Future Society, occasionally under his pseudonym, Hank Hyena.
Ian Linnel is a grinder, descended as Zarathustra from the hills of academia to bring his skills to the masses. Preaching self-overcoming as the only virtue, and dormancy as the sole vice, he sees biohacking as a way of overcoming the nihilism of the modernity. He excels in physics, mathematics and software development; in its spare time, he develops for Grindhouse Wetwares and studies.
James Miller, author of the Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World as well as a prolific journalist and author.
Joern Pallensen, studied psychology at University of Copenhagen and has had a lifelong interest in philosophy of mind, in particular ontology of self. He blogs at Transhumanisten.com He was introduced to the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology when he was interviewed for the 2011 article, “Happiness, Freedom, Equality, Rudeness – welcome to Denmark!”
Kevin Russell, who also goes by the moniker “The Techno-Optimist”, is a transhumanist, philosopher, futurist, researcher, lecturer, founder of Simulet, and the Executive Director of Serious Wonder.
Khannea Suntzu is a blogger, and a far leftist critic of exclusive corporate culture, and the confluence of technological self-empowerment, paired with money. She travels the world making surprise shock rock presentations with a fine mix of dystopian, utopian and cosmist/cosmicist angle.
With a background in philosophy, project management, erotica, interaction design and game design, Khannea goes her own way in total un-acknowledgement of whatever she was taught by a failed educational system. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khannea_Suntzu.
Margaret Morris has been conducting research on pharaonic architecture and Egyptian antiquities since 1984, starting at the former Institute For Applied Archaeological Sciences (IAPAS). The IAPAS was founded by the award-winning materials scientist Dr. Joseph Davidovits in 1984 at Barry University, in Miami Shores, Florida, to advance worthwhile ancient technology and clarify certain nebulous areas of ancient history. For a number of years, Margaret served as the Assistant Director of the IAPAS.
She has published papers and debates with scientists in technical and science journals, including ‘The Journal of Geological Education.’ She has debated noted geologists, including Dr. Robert L. Folk, Department of Geology, the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, and Dr. James A. Harrell, then Head of the Geology Department at the University of Toledo, in Ohio. She has co-authored with the internationally recognized scientist Dr. Joseph Davidovits, founder of the chemistry of geopolymerization. Their book ‘The Pyramids: An Enigma Solved’ (Hippocrene, NY 1988) was awarded two-starred reviews (one for the adult reading category and one for the teen category), by the American Library Association (Booklist, November 15, 1988). A star indicates a work judged outstanding in its genre.
is a molecular biophysicist and the program coordinator for the Science for Life Extension Foundation. She earned her M.Sc. degree in Molecular Biological Physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Mark Waser is a software architect with an avocation of research in virtuous AI. He is currently employed at Books International as a Cognitive Systems Architect. Additionally, he is the founder of a new start-up, Digital Wisdom Institute. He received his M.S.E. in Computer Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) at University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Lee is a futurist who founded the World Future Society’s Southern African Chapter and the Institute of Futurology. He is CEO of the ATM Industry Association, a non-profit trade association with more than 3,500 members in 60 countries. He has addressed and chaired industry conferences throughout the world. He has also written articles and blogs for industry publications and has been quoted in newspapers and trade and news magazines including Time Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
Lee is a member of the World Future Society, the International Society for the Study of Time, the Royal Institute of Philosophy, and the Institute of Physics. He serves on the Board of Directors of the global ATM Industry Association and the US-based Benefit Corporation Standards Institute.
Natasha Vita-More, PhD ( see www.natasha.cc) is the founder of esDESiGN and creator of H+TV http://hplustv.wordpress.com/. Her research focuses on the design aesthetics of human enhancement and radical life extension and the emerging and speculative sciences and technologies. Natasha’s conceptual future human design “Primo Posthuman” has been featured in Wired, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Net Business, Teleopolis, and Village Voice. She has appeared in over twenty-four televised documentaries on the future and culture, and has exhibited media artworks at National Center for Contemporary Arts, Brooks Memorial Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Women In Video, Telluride Film Festival, and United States Film Festival and recently “Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age” and is the recipient of several awards: First Place Award at Brooks Memorial Museum, Special Recognition at Women in Video, and special recognition for “Futures Podcast Series”. Her 1998 “Arterati on Ideas: Vinge’s View of the Singularity” was a premier expose on the technological singularity.
Natasha is a proponent human rights and ethical means for human enhancement, and is published in Artifact, Technoetic Arts, Nanotechnology Perceptions, Sistemi Intelligenti, Metaverse Creativity, D’ARS, Global Spiral and h+ magazine. She is co-editor of the forthcoming book The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology and Philosophy of the Human Future (Wiley-Blackwell 2013).
Natasha is chairman of Humanity+, fellow at IEET, and Hybrid Reality Institute, a visiting scholar at 21st Century Medicine, and a track ad-visor at Singularity University. Besides the PhD, she holds a MSc in human enhancement technologies and a MPhil in the theoretical concerns of enhancement, and is a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist. Her background is in performative and visual arts. She is currently a professor of design at University of Advancing Technology.
Nikki Olson is a transhumanist writer/researcher authoring unique articles on transhumanist culture and advancing technology. Involved in Singularity research for 4 years as a full-time research assistant, she worked on an upcoming book about the Singularity, aided in the development of the University of Alberta course “Technology and the Future of Medicine”, and produced educational material for the Lifeboat Foundation. She attained a bachelor’s degree in 2007 at University of Alberta, Canada, in Philosophy and Sociology. Her interests lie in scarcity reducing technology, biotechnology, DIY, augmentation technologies, artificial intelligence, and transhumanist philosophy.
Rachel Armstrong is a TEDGlobal Fellow, and a Teaching Fellow at at The Bartlett School of Architecture, in England. She was described as a ‘polymath’, at the TEDGlobal Oxford conference, by TED’s Community Director, Tom Reilly. Her extensive interdisciplinary practice engages with a fundamental driving principle – the fundamental creativity of science. Her work uses all manner of media to engage audiences and bring them into contact with the latest advances in science and their real potential through the inventive applications of technology, to address some of the biggest problems facing the world today.
René Milan Born in 1948 in Hamburg, spent year 3 & 4 in the u.s., grew up in Hamburg, embarked on a lifelong career as psychonaut and occultist in 1965, earning a BA in sociology (’72) and MA in psychology (’76) at uni Hamburg. Became a thelemite in ’73, started working as a clinical psychologist and therapist in ’76, earned a degree in transpersonal psychotherapy and became a transhumanist (after reading Exo-Psychology) in ’77, spent a year in Catalunya in ’78, moved to Berkeley in ’82, started working as a programmer in ’84, but continued working with disturbed, schizophrenic, depressed and autistic youngsters until 89, spent ’90 to ’92 in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Columbus, moved to Tokyo in 93, to London in ’98, to Jerez and joined WTA in ’02. My motto: “Abrogate are all rituals”.
Samantha Atkins is a software architect and long term participant is several transhumanist and futurist groups. Samantha is especially focused on envisioning the future we wish to inhabit and on what it will take to manifest this future, especially in the critical nexus of the next few decades. Much of Samantha’s professional work is in the area of persistent and distributed systems. She has an avid interest in Artificial Intelligence, Longevity, and Intelligence Augmentation.
Samantha runs a transhumanist group in Second Life with weekly meetings on current technological trends and research in biotech, energy, computation, NBIC generally, economics and other current situation indicators and what can be done to move us toward the future we desire. Samantha is a budding entrepreneur bootstrapping a startup to make people effectively smarter.
has blogged about the Singularity since 2010. Singularity Utopia thinks super-intelligence will be utterly lucid to all, and easily accessible. There will be no threat or risk. AI will NOT destroy or enslave humans. Singularity Utopia advocates Singularity Modernism, which is an atheist and anti-establishment view of super-intelligence. Singularity Traditionalism advocates fear-mongering about Godlike mysteriousness about dangerous, unpredictable, incomprehensible, or unfathomable explosive intelligence of AGI.
The utopian lucidity of Singularity Modernism redirects focus to #BasicIncome and #PostScarcity. Irrational AI-paranoia is rejected. Follow Singularity Utopia on Twitter @2045singularity or Google Plus +Singularity-2045.
Stephen Kagan is an author of the speculative fiction novel Augmented Dreams. With over 20 years of professional experience in IT he currently works at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont, the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India and has an MA in East West Psychology from CIIS in San Francisco. He has a long standing interest in the psychology of consciousness, ecopsychology and the melting point of psyche, technology and nature. www.augmenteddreams.net & http://singularitypalimpsest.blogspot.ca/
Steven Umbrello is a student of philosophy of science and technology at the University of Toronto as well as a junior associate at the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging technologies and his primary research focus is on the ethics and philosophy of emerging technologies and Stoicism as practical philosophy.
Thomas Nguyen,is a Fellow of the Future Worlds Project at Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs and Data Lab Program Administrator at the International Peace Institute. He has previously worked a Columbia University and at the US State Department. This work represents his own views. He is also the co-founder and co-programmer of www.bld3r.com, a 3D-printing community. He holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University as well as philosophy and political science degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
Zoltan IstvanBestselling visionary author Zoltan Istvan, an American-Hungarian, began a solo, multi-year sailing journey around the world at the age of 21. His main cargo was 500 handpicked books, mostly classics. He’s explored over 100 countries—many as a journalist for the National Geographic Channel—writing, filming, and appearing in dozens of television stories, articles, and webcasts. His work has also been featured by The New York Times Syndicate, Outside, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Radio, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Animal Planet, and the Travel Channel. In addition to his award-winning coverage of the war in Kashmir, he gained worldwide attention for pioneering and popularizing the extreme sport of volcano boarding. Zoltan later became a director for the international conservation group WildAid, leading armed patrol units to stop the billion-dollar illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia. Back in America, he started various successful businesses, from real estate development to filmmaking to viticulture, joining them under ZI Ventures. He is a philosophy and religious studies graduate of Columbia University and resides in San Francisco with his daughter and physician wife. Zoltan recently published The Transhumanist Wager, a fictional thriller describing apatheist Jethro Knights and his unwavering quest for immortality via science and technology. The controversial novel was recently a #1 bestseller in Philosophy and Sci-Fi Visionary on Amazon. You can find him at: