Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies ( IEET ) is a ” technoprogressive think tank ” that seeks to contribute to the understanding of the impact of emerging technologieson individuals and societies by “promoting and publicizing the work of thinkers who examines the social implications of scientific and expedition “. [2] [4] [5] It was incorporated in the United States in 2004, as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, by philosopher Nick Bostrom and bioethicist James Hughes . [2] [6] Continue Reading

Immortalist Society

The Immortalist Society is a charitable 501 (c) (3) organization devoted to research and education in the areas of cryonics and life extension . It was incorporated as a Michigan corporation by Robert Ettinger and five other local residents on June 27, 1967 as the Cryonics Society of Michigan, Inc. . In September 1976, the name of the corporation was changed to Cryonics Association in acknowledging that its scope of operations was not limited to a single state. On October 20, 1985, the Articles of Incorporation have been published by the Immortalist Society. Continue Reading

Humanity +

Humanity Plus (also Humanity +, Inc. formally the World Transhumanist Association ) is an international organization that advocates the ethical use of emerging technologies to enhance human capabilities . Continue Reading

Future of Life Institute

The Future of Life Institute ( FLI ) is a volunteer-run research and outreach organization in the Boston area that works to mitigate existential risks facing humanity, particularly existential risk from advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Its founders include MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark , Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn , and his board of advisors including Stephen Hawkingcosmologist and entrepreneur Elon Musk . Continue Reading

Future of Humanity Institute

The Future of Humanity Institute ( FHI ) is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Oxford investigating big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects. It was founded in 2005 as part of the Faculty of Philosophy and Oxford Martin School , England , United Kingdom . [1] Its director is philosopher Nick Bostrom , and its research staff and associates include futurist Anders Sandberg , engineer K. Eric Drexler , economist Robin Hanson , and Giving What We Can founderToby Ord . [2] Continue Reading

Foresight Institute

The Foresight Institute is a Palo Alto, California -based research non-profit dedicated to promoting the development of nanotechnology (and other emerging technologies). [1] The institute holds lectures are molecular nanotechnology [2] [3] and is one of the independent foundations in the nanotechnology area. [4] Continue Reading

DIYbio (organization)

DIYbio is an informal umbrella organization for individual and local groups active in do-it-yourself biology , encompassing both a website and an email list . [1] It serves as a network [2] of Individuals from around the globe That AIMS to help make biology a worthwhile pursuit for citizen scientists, biohackers , amateur biologists, and do-it-yourself biological engineers Who value openness and safety. [3] It was founded by Jason Bobe and Mackenzie Cowell in 2008. [4] Continue Reading

Center for the Study of Existential Risk

The Center for the Study of Existential Risk ( CSER ) is a research center at the University of Cambridge , intended to study possible extinction-level threats posed by present or future technology. [1] The co-founders of the center are Huw Price (a professor professor at Cambridge), Martin Rees (a cosmologist, astrophysicist, and former President of the Royal Society ) and Jaan Tallinn (computer programmer and co-founder of Skype ). [2] CSER’s advisors include philosopher Peter Singer , computer scientistStuart J. Russell , statistician David Spiegelhalter , and Stephen Hawking cosmologists and Max Tegmark . [3] Their “goal is to steer a small fraction of Cambridge’s great intellectual resources, and of the reputation built upon its pre-eminence and pre-eminence scientific, to the task of ensuring that our own species has a long-term future.” [3] [4] Continue Reading

Randal A. Koene

Randal A. Koene [1] is a Dutch neuroscientist and neuroengineer, and co-founder of, [2] the outreach and roadmapping organization for advancing Substrate-Independent Minds (SIM) . Between 2008 and 2010, Koene was Director of the Department of Neuroengineering at the Fatronik-Tecnalia Institute in Spain, [3] the third largest private research organization in Europe. Koene earned his PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology at McGill University , and his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineeringwith a specialization in Information Theory at Delft University of Technology. He is a Professor at the Center for Memory and Brain of Boston University , and is co-founder of the Neural Engineering Corporation of Massachusetts. Koene established the website [4] and first proposed the term and specific approach called ” whole brain emulation” , the purpose of which is the achievement of the mind transfer to a different substrate. His professional research is the implementation of the whole brain emulation : creating the large-scale high-resolution representations and emulations of neuronal circuitry that are needed in patient-specific neuroprostheses. He is a member of the Oxfordworking group that convened in 2007 to create a first roadmap towards whole brain emulation. [5] Continue Reading