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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.
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.
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.
Dr M. 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.
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.
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.
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, mathmatics 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.
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. She is a transgendered/genderqueer rights activist (or opinioneer) who brings her taste for radical freedom in a range of transhuman topics — “you can’t be a free being without money, transcending the tyranny of human society, or without technological means to transcend the tyranny of nature.” See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khannea_Suntzu.
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.
<strong>Michael Lee</strong> 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 Centre 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 advisor 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.
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/
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.
Valkyrie Ice is a regular contributing writer for hplusmagazine.com, Acceler8or.com, and ieet.org. She blogs at http://valkyrieice.blogspot.com/
Zoltan Istvan Bestselling 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: