Within the coming decades we will be able to create AIs with greater than human
intelligence, bio-engineer our species and re-design matter through nanotechnology.
How will these technologies change what it means to be human?


Ray Kurzweil
National Medal of Technology recipient, Inventor

Leon Panetta
United States Secretary of Defense

Richard A. Clarke
Cyberterrorism Advisor to both Clinton and Bush Administrations

Bill McKibben
Scholar in Residence at Middlebury College

David Chalmers
Centre for Consciousness, Director and Professor of Philosophy

Wolfe Singer
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Director

Christine PTerson
Foresight Nanotech Institute, President and Co-Founder

Christof Koch
California Institute of Technology, Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology

Alison Gopnik
Professor of Psychology and Philosophy at U.C. Berkeley

Peter Norvig
Google, Director of Research

Ben Goertzel
Novamente LLC, Artificial Intelligence Development, Founder

Eliezer Yudkowsky
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Co-founderPeter Voss

Aubrey De Grey
SENS Foundation, Chief Science Officer

Barney Pell
Bing/Microsoft, Chief Architect for local search

Ralph Merkle
Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, Sr. Research Fellow

Brad Templeton
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Director

Paul Saffo
Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University

Cynthia Breazeal
MIT Media Lab's Personal Robots Group, Director

Marshall Brain
HowStuffWorks, Founder

Jonas Lamis
Technology Entrepreneur, Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Rally

David Friedman
Economist, Professor of law at Santa Clara University

Glenn Zorpette
Executive editor of IEEE Spectrum

Peter Voss
Adaptive A.I. Inc. Founder and CEO

Chris Phoenix
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, Co-founder

Andy Clark
University of Edinburgh, Professor of Philosophy

Matt Francis
U.C. Berkeley, Professor of Chemistry