The Future of Nanotechnology
Co-Founder, Foresight Institute
Co-Founder, Foresight Institute
Founder, Daily Overview
Grant has grown Daily Overview into one of the most popular blogs on social media, garnering the largest following on Instagram (currently 584,000+ followers) of any brand with an environmental focus. His best-selling book Overview: A New Perspective of Earth has been critically-acclaimed by the New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, CNN and was selected as one of the “Best Books of 2016” by Amazon, The Smithsonian and the Los Angeles Times. First published in October 2016, the book has been translated into seven languages.
Images from Daily Overview have been featured in hundreds of publications around the world including the New York Times, Washington Post, WIRED, The Economist, VICE and more. Grant has shown large-format prints at numerous exhibitions around the world with noteworthy installations in San Francisco, Munich, Barcelona New York, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and Hjo, Sweden.
Founder, The Institute for Blockchain Studies
Co-Founder and CEO, Plenty
FOUNDER & CEO, The ODIN
Dr. Josiah Zayner is a global leader in the Biohacker movement pushing the boundaries of genetic engineering outside traditional environments. After his Ph.D., Josiah worked at NASA’s Synthetic Biology program, engineering bacteria to help terraform Mars. Now he is the Founder and CEO of The ODIN, a consumer genetic modification company. He enjoys whisky and Red Bull, sometimes together.
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, CLOUDFLARE
Matthew Prince is co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks: powering more than 10 trillion requests per month, nearly 10% of all Internet requests, for more than 2.5 billion people worldwide. Matthew is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, winner of the 2011 Tech Fellow Award, and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law. Matthew holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a George F. Baker Scholar and awarded the Dubliner Prize for Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Illinois Bar, and earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago and B.A. in English Literature and Computer Science from Trinity College. He’s also the co-creator of Project Honey Pot, the largest community of webmasters tracking online fraud and abuse.
SENIOR ASTONOMER, SETI INSTITUTE
Seth claims to have developed an interest in extraterrestrial life at the tender age of ten, when he first picked up a book about the solar system. This innocent beginning eventually led to a degree in radio astronomy, and now, as Senior Astronomer, Seth is an enthusiastic participant in the Institute’s SETI observing programs. He also heads up the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Committee.
In addition, Seth is keen on outreach activities: interesting the public – and especially young people – in science in general, and astrobiology in particular. He’s co-authored a college textbook on astrobiology, and has written three trade books on SETI. In addition, he’s published more than 400 popular articles on science — including regular contributions to both the Huffington Post and Discover Magazine blogs — gives many dozens of talks annually, and is the host of the SETI Institute’s weekly science radio show, “Big Picture Science.”
PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING, OAKLAND UNIVERSITY & COURSERA’S “INNOVATION INSTRUCTOR”
Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; the Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Dr. Oakley’s research has been described as “revolutionary” in the Wall Street Journal—she has published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in engineering education. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera – UC San Diego’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course with over two million registered students. Barb is a New York Times best-selling author—her upcoming book Learning How to Learn (Penguin-Random House, Aug. 7, 2018) is geared to give kids aged ten on up neuroscientific tools to help their learning.
Dr. Oakley has adventured widely through her lifetime. She rose from the ranks of Private to Captain in the U.S. Army, during which time she was recognized as a Distinguished Military Scholar. She also worked as a communications expert at the South Pole Station in Antarctica, and has served as a Russian translator on board Soviet trawlers on the Bering Sea. Dr. Oakley is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY & WORLD’S FIRST PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENT BEING, NDNU
Dr. William Barry is an associate professor of philosophy and is the founding director of the most technologically advanced VR/AR immersive learning support lab for a small private university in the USA. He is a certified emotional intelligence coach and is the first teacher in the world to have a mindfile based artificial intelligence being as a visiting student in a semester long university philosophy course. Dr. Barry’s living theory research to bring science fiction legend Isaac Asimov’s New Teacher idea to life is featured in the international 2017 documentary, Future Human: AI. Here’s an article about Dr. Barry’s with Bina48 in pursuit of the New Teacher mission. He serves as the founder and director of the Philosophy for Children and Community Project and the Drone Racing and Filming team at NDNU. Dr. Barry’s publication projects for 2017 include a children’s book series about artificial emotional intelligence and a nonfiction book about the future of artificially intelligent people and us.
President, The Seasteading Institute
Joe Quirk is a science writer, novelist, and memoir ghostwriter, with a national bestseller in each category. He is co-author with Patri Friedman of Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore The Environment, Enrich The Poor, Cure The Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians, which was an amazon bestseller in the category of marine engineering. He has consulted for Pixar, who volunteered to illustrate his public speaking for college students.
Joe is co-founder and Managing Director at Blue Frontiers, where he helps lead a team of lawyers, engineers, business leaders, artists, and investors to establish the first floating islands with unprecedented political autonomy in the waters of nations willing to host the first seasteads.