Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. In 1990, he was the first American to receive the University of Louisville’s Grawemeyer Award in Education and in 2000 he received a Fellowship from the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He has received honorary… read more
James N. Gardner is a widely published complexity theorist and science essayist whose peer-reviewed articles and scientific papers have appeared in prestigious scientific journals, including Complexity (the journal of the Santa Fe Institute), Acta Astronautica (the journal of the International Academy of Astronautics), and the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. He has also written popular articles for WIRED, Nature Biotechnology, The Wall Street Journal, and World Link (the magazine of the World Economic Forum).… read more
Joel is a student of global culture, values, and change whose current interests range from human networks and the transmission of ideas to the hypothesis that the ’90s–like the ’50s–set the stage for a social revolution to come. Joel is the author of the best-selling books Edge City: Life on the New Frontier and The Nine Nations of North America, the editor in charge of cultural revolution reporting at The… read more
He is currently Division Chief of Irregular Strategy, Plans and Policy, where his focus is on how the United States can enhance the legitimacy of partner nations through a whole-of-nation concept called Aviation Enterprise Development (AED), and proactively shape the peacetime Air Domain to deliver positive foreign policy, security, and economic outcomes for the United… read more
David Gelernter’s research interests include information management, parallel programming, software ensembles and artificial intelligence. The coordination language called “Linda” that he developed with Nicholas Carriero (also of Yale) sees fairly widespread use world-wide for parallel programming.
Gelernter’s current interests include adaptive parallelism, programming environments for parallelism, realtime data fusion, expert databases and information-management systems (the Lifestreams system in particular). He is co-author of two textbooks (on programming languages and… read more
Iddo Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of The Future of Things e-magazine. He
has a Major in Philosophy and Cognitive Science and an M.A. in Philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on the relationship between the scientific community and industry. He was formerly a correspondent and editor for several high-profile science and technology websites.
Professor Neil Gershenfeld leads the Physics and Media Group at the MIT Media Lab, and directs the Things That Think research consortium. His unique laboratory investigates the relationship between the content of information and its physical representation, from developing molecular computers (which led to the first experimental demonstration of a quantum computation), to smart furniture (seen in the Museum of Modern Art and used in automobile safety systems), to virtuosic musical instruments (including a cello for Yo-Yo Ma and a stage for the Flying Karamazov Brothers).
I am originally from Iran (b.1951) and finished Alborz High School of Tehran in May 1969. I went to university in the U.S. in Fall of 1969 and returned to Iran after graduation. During my student years, I was a member of Confederation of… read more
Gerd Gigerenzer is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and former Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and John M. Olin Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Law at the University of Virginia. He is also Director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Berlin, Batten Fellow at the Darden Business School, University of Virginia, and Fellow both of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences… read more
Born in 1939 in New York City, Mr. Gilder attended Exeter Academy and Harvard University. At Harvard, he studied under Henry Kissinger and helped found Advance, a journal of political thought, which he edited and helped to re-establish in Washington, DC after his graduation in 1962. During this period he co-authored (with Bruce Chapman) a political history, The Party That Lost Its Head. He later returned to Harvard as a fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Politics and editor of the Ripon Forum. In the 1960s Mr. Gilder also served as a speech writer for several prominent official and candidates, including Nelson Rockefeller, George Romney, and Richard Nixon.… read more
Suzanne Gildert is currently working as an experimental Physicist at D-Wave Systems, Inc, a Vancouver based start up who are designing and building Quantum Computing Hardware. She previously worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Birmingham, UK. Suzanne has a wide range of interests and believes that important advancements are made where many diverse disciplines intersect. One of her main… read more
Dr. Ben Goertzel is Chief Scientist of financial prediction firm Aidyia Holdings; Chairman of AI software company Novamente LLC and bioinformatics company Biomind LLC; Chairman of the Artificial General Intelligence Society and the OpenCog Foundation; Vice Chairman of futurist nonprofit Humanity+; Scientific Advisor of biopharma firm Genescient Corp.; Advisor to the Singularity University and Singularity Institute; Research Professor in the Fujian Key Lab for Brain-Like Intelligent Systems at Xiamen… read more
Thirty years ago Dr. Alan H Goldstein was already conducting research on the molecular interface between living cells and the metal surface of a micro-scale implant… a field now known as Biomaterials. Since then, his laboratory has continued to explore and push the molecular frontier between living and nonliving materials using an interdisciplinary toolkit ranging from nonlinear systems computer modeling to Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) to molecular… read more
Mr. Theodore Jay Gordon is a futurist and management consultant. He is an expert in several high technology fields, a graduate engineer, a specialist in planning and policy analysis, and an entrepreneur. His current professional activities include consulting on strategy for several major corporations, lecturing, serving as Director of the American Council for the United Nations University, and participating on the corporate boards of Apollo Genetics, the Institute for Global… read more
Grossman is the nation’s leading proponent of “immortality medicine” and strongly believes that humankind stands on the verge of radical increases in longevity. Through his clinical practice in Denver, he has developed numerous protocols for measuring and modifying biological age and promoting longevity.… read more
Alan Harvey Guth is the Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the area of elementary particle theory and the application of particle theory to the early universe. He is the originator of the theory of cosmic inflation and is the author of the recent popular book, The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins… read more