Dr. Amit Goswami

Quantum Consciousness Activist — Professor Emeritus at the Theoretical Physics Department of the University of Oregon.

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Dr. Ed Boyden

Optogenetics Neuro- engineer  Neuroscientist at MIT. Associate member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.

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Dr. Marvin Minsky

A.I. Pioneer & Mind Theorist — Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT, Media Lab.

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Dr. Peter H. Diamandis

Abundance Engineer

Physician, entrepreneur, founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation. Author of Abundance.

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Dr. Martine Rothblatt

Visionary IT & Bio-entrepreneur  American lawyer, author, and life sciences entrepreneur. Founding CEO of United Therapeutics.

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Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro

Genius Android Creator

Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory in Osaka, Japan.

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Dr. David Hanson

Android Tech Innovator

American robotics designer and researcher, creates androids: humanlike robots with intelligence and feelings.

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Mahayogi 'Pilot' Baba

Self-realized Siddha Master  Mahamandale-shwar of the Juna Akhara Order of Hindu Monks. Yoga master.

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Ray Kurzweil

Singularitarian Immortalist

Director of Engineering at Google, famous inventor, author of How to Create a Mind.

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Dr. Theodore Berger

Neuroprosthetics Pioneer

Brain prosthesis technology developer at the USC Center for Neuroengineering

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Dr. George Church

Genomics Pioneer

Molecular geneticist, pioneer in personal genomics and synthetic biology.

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Dr. James Martin

Futurist Entrepreneur

Visionary tech entrepreneur. Science sponsor: Oxford University's largest benefactor in 900 years.

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Dr. Stuart Hameroff

Quantum Consciousness Theorist  Anesthesiolo- gist and professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

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Dr. Ben Goertzel

Artificial General Intelligence researcher

Founder, OpenCog Foundation. Chairman, Biomind LLC.

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Dr. Akop Nazaretyan

Big History Forecaster

Director of the Eurasian Center for Big History and System Forecasting.

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Dr. Robert Thurman

Spirituality Researcher

Renowned American writer and public figure. Moderator of GF2045's interfaith dialogue.

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Dr. William Bushell

Religious Anthropologist

Science-Spirituality Bridge-builder.

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Dr. Witali L. Dunin-Barkowski

Neuroinformatics Pioneer

Professor, Honorary President and Founder of the Russian Association of Neuroinformatics.

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Dr. Anders Sandberg

Cognitive Enhancement Theorist  Philosopher at the Future of Humanity Institute. Editor of the Whole Brain Emulation Roadmap.

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Nigel Ackland

Bionic Arm Man

Former precious metals smelter. Pioneering user of the world's most advanced artificial arm.

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Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill

Jewish Mystical Meditator

Cooperman/Ross Endowed Professor in Honor of Sister Rose Thering at Seton Hall University.

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Dmitry Itskov

Founder and chair, 2045 Initiative. President, Global Future 2045 congress.

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Dr. Alexander Kaplan

Brain-Machine Connector

Psychophysiologist, founder of first Russian BCI laboratory.

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Dr. Ken Hayworth

Connectomics Pioneer 

Founding president of the Brain Preservation Foundation. Senior scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus.

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Phakyab Rinpoche

Science-Spirituality Bridge-builder — Tibetan Buddhist Lama.

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Sir Roger Penrose*

Quantum Consciousness Theorist  Co-creator of the Orch OR model of the quantum nature of con-

sciousness and memory.

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Dr. Mikhail A. Lebedev

Neuroengineering Expert

Senior Research Scientist at the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering

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Dr. Randal A. Koene

Neuroengineering Pioneer

Computational Neuroscien- tist, science curator in the whole brain emulation field, pioneering development of substrate-independent minds.

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Lazar Puhalo

Archbishop of Ottawa (Ret.) of the Orthodox Church in America.

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Dr. David Dubrovsky

Cognition Theorist

Chief scientist at the RAS Institute of Philosophy, Co-chair of the RAS Science Council on the Methodology of Artificial Intelligence.

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Dr. Alexander Panov

Universal Evolutionist

Astrophysicist, conceiver of the Snooks-Panov Curve which describes the coming technological singularity.

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Dr. Jose Carmena

Neuroprosthetics Expert

Brain-machine interfaces, Neural ensemble computation, CIR, Biosystems & Computational Biology

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Dr. Natasha Vita-More

Human Enhancement Trailblazer — Author of Body by Design: An Innovative Platform Diverse Body

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Swami Vishnudevananda Giri Ji Maharaj

Spiritual Transhumanist

Mahamandaleshwar of the Juna Akhara Order of Hindu Monks. Russian yoga master.

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