July 11, 2009
Dr. Danny Belkin has been involved in the practical and philosophical aspects of futurism, life extension and biotechnology for several years. During his undergraduate studies he wrote an academic paper discussing the field of programmed cell death research, which sparked his interest in the subject of societal cellular behavior, consciousness, evolution, and how these subjects relate to humanity’s present and future.
He was born in 1973 in Jerusalem, and spent his childhood in Israel, apart from three formative years in San Francisco. He studied for a B.Sc. degree in Biology at Tel Aviv University, a Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of Cambridge and recently completed an MBA degree at Vlerick Management School, Belgium. In between he worked for several years towards helping realize some of the practical applications of biology and life extension research, taking part in setting up a leading stem cell therapy company.
He is interested in a wide range of fields: human and machine evolution, computers and technology, life extension, their actual and potential inter-relations, as well as current and future implications. His vision and outlook is captured by the article Evolution and the Internet: Toward A Networked Humanity?.
More of his work can be found at www.dannybelkin.com
- See essays by this author:
- Evolution and the Internet: Toward A Networked Humanity?