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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.
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.
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.
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/