Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University. He is the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, a multidisciplinary research centre which enables a few exceptional mathematicians, philosophers, and scientists to think about global priorities and big questions for humanity.
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Nick co-founded, with David Pearce, the World Transhumanist Association, a non-profit grassroots organisation. He was also involved in founding the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, a non-profit virtual think tank. The objective was to stimulate wider discussion about the implications of future technologies, in particular technologies that might lead to human enhancement. He is recipient of a Eugene R. Gannon Award (one person selected annually worldwide from the fields of philosophy, mathematics, the arts and other humanities, and the natural sciences). He was included on Prospect magazine's World Thinkers list, the youngest person in the top 15 from all fields and the highest-ranked
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Philosopher Nick Bostrom envisioned a future full of human enhancement, nanotechnology and machine intelligence long before they became mainstream concerns. Nick approaches both the inevitable and the speculative using the tools of philosophy, probability theory, and scientific analysis.
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