J. Storrs (“Josh”) Hall, Ph.D., is President of the Foresight Institute and an independent scientist and author. Dr. Hall is a prolific writer on nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, machine ethics, and other social impacts of technology. He is actively sought out to speak about and be interviewed on diverse future technology-related topics, appearing for example in the movie “The Singularity is Near”. He has over 30 years research experience… read more
Professor Hameroff’s heavily-publicized collaborations with the renowned physicist Sir Roger Penrose have given rise to a controversial theory: the orchestrated objective reduction theory of consciousness. Professor Hameroff is a doctor of medicine, a professor of anesthesiology and psychology, as well as associate director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at University of Arizona. He spends his time in the surgical operating rooms at University Medical Center and has attended… read more
Robin Hanson is an assistant professor of economics at George Mason University. In 1997 Robin received his Ph.D. in social science from the California Institute of Technology, and was afterward a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. Earlier, in 1984, Robin received masters in physics and the philosophy of science from the University of Chicago, and then spent nine years researching artificial intelligence, Bayesian statistics, and hypertext publishing.… read more
Scott Heiferman is CEO and a co-founder of Meetup, a service that helps people use the internet to organize local community groups with local offline meetings.
Heiferman also co-founded Fotolog and i-traffic. Prior to founding i-traffic, Heiferman was employed by Sony with the title “Interactive Marketing Frontiersman.” In 2005, Scott received the Jane Addams Award from the National Conference on Citizenship. In 2004 MIT Technology… read more
Jim Hendler is a Professor at the University of Maryland and the Director of the Joint Institute for Knowledge Discovery at the University of Maryland. He has joint appointments in the Department of Computer Science, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and is an affiliate of the Institute for Systems Research. He has authored about 200 technical papers in the areas of artificial intelligence, Semantic Web, agent-based computing and high… read more
Nick Herbert graduated from Ohio State University in Engineering Physics (1959), received his PhD from Stanford University (1967), worked as Senior Physicist at Memorex and Smith-Corona in Silicon Valley on the physics of magnetic, electrostatic and photographic media as well as developing early versions of the now-ubiquitous ink-jet printer. For a dozen years with Saul-Paul Sirag he led invitational seminars on physics foundations at Esalen Institute, Big Sur.
He… read more
Andrew Hessel, KurzweilAI Biotechnology Editor, is a futurist and catalyst in biological technologies, helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the changes ahead in life science. He is a Distinguished Researcher with Autodesk Inc.’s Bio/Nano Programmable Matter group, based out of San Francisco.
W. Daniel (Danny) Hillis is Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Applied Minds, Inc., a research and development company creating a range of new products and services in software, entertainment, electronics, biotechnology and mechanical design. The company also provides advanced technology, creative design, and consulting services to a variety of clients.… read more
Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, long-time critic of neo-Darwinism and genetic engineering and pioneer of a “physics of organisms,” is one of the most influential and widely sought-after speakers in the new paradigm of organic science. As Director and co-founder of the Institute of Science in Society and scientific advisor to the Third World Network, she has had plenty of opportunity to put her science in action.
She has… read more
In 2008, Matthew Hoey founded the Military Space Transparency Project (MSTP), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hoey is a former senior research associate at the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies (IDDS), a United Nations Non-Governmental research organization located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he forecasted missile defense and military space technologies. At IDDS, Hoey worked under the guidance of renowned arms control expert Dr. Randall Forsberg. Hoey also… read more
James Hughes, Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, is a bioethicist and sociologist at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut where he teaches health policy and serves as Director of Institutional Research and Planning. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago, where he also taught bioethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical… read more