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 carboncopies.org, [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 MindUploading.org 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

British Society for Nanomedicine

The British Society for Nanomedicine ( BSNM ) is the primary UK nanomedicine society. Members of the society are drawn from the general public, academia, industry, regulatory agencies and healthcare professionals. The Society is a registered charity (Charity number 1151497) whose mission includes the direct explanation of the ongoing science and commercial developments to enable the public to understand and impact on the future of nanomedicine.. The society is also actively involved in the organization of multidisciplinary scientific meetings to encourage dissemination of the latest advances and foster collaboration. Nanomedicine Involves the Application of nanotechnology to medicine for Either Improved drug delivery , diagnostics or regenerative medicine applications. This scientific discipline is highly multidisciplinary involving chemists , pharmacologists , biologists , biochemists , physicists , engineers and clinicians . citation needed] Continue Reading


BioViva is a Bainbridge Island, Washington- based biotechnology company developing treatments to slow the aging process in humans.

2045 Initiative

The 2045 Initiative is a nonprofit organization that develops a network and community of researchers in the field of life extension . [1] [2] It was founded by Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov in February 2011 with the participation of Russian specialists in the field of neural interfaces, robotics, artificial organs and systems. Continue Reading

Victor Skumin

Victor Andreevich Skumin ( Russian : Виктор Андреевич Скумин , born 30 August 1948) is a Russian and Soviet scientist , psychiatrist , psychotherapist and psychologist . Continue Reading

Svetoslav Roerich

Svetoslav Nikolaevich Roerich ( Russian : Светослав or Святослав Николаевич Рерих ) (23 October 1904 – 30 January 1993), Russian and Indian painter , son of Helena and Nicholas Roerich , studied from a young age under his father’s tutelage. [1] He studied architecture in England in 1919 and entered Columbia University’s School of Architecture in 1920. He won the Grand Prix of the Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1926. Continue Reading