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  Nick Bostrom, Transhuman Association
 

Oxford University
St. Cross College, St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LZ, U. K.
Tel: +44 (0)7789-744242 | Fax: +44 (0)1865-276952
www.nickbostrom.com | nick@nickbostrom.com
     
Philosophy of science; foundations of probability theory; moral philosophy; bioethics; implications of
future technologies for humanity; global catastrophic risk; human transformation
  
Logic and set theory; philosophy of language; philosophy of physics; computational neuroscience; artificial
intelligence
  
Sept 2005- now
Director, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford. Fellow of St. Cross College.
March 2005- now
University Fellow in the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization at the University of
Oxford.
Jan 2003- Sept 2005
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford University, and Junior Research Fellow at Harris
Manchester College, University of Oxford.
Sept 2000-Oct 2002
Lecturer, Yale University, Department of Philosophy, and at the Yale Institution of Social and
Policy Studies.
 
Oct 1996-July 2000
PhD in Philosophy at the London School of Economics: “Observational Selection Effects and
Probability”. The dissertation was selected by the late Robert Nozick, Pellegrino Professor at
Harvard University, for inclusion in the Routledge series Outstanding Dissertations. Also courses in
astrophysics and general relativity at King’s College, University of London.
Jan 1996-Sep 1996
MSc-thesis in computational neuroscience at the mathematics department at King’s College,
University of London. The thesis was especially “noted as an excellent piece of work” by the
examiners.
Sep 1994-Jan 1996
MA in physics and philosophy at the University of Stockholm.
Oct 1992-Aug 1994
BA at the University of Gothenburg. Three and a half full-time programs simultaneously, in
Philosophy, Mathematics, Mathematical Logic, and Artificial Intelligence (to the best of my
knowledge, this constitutes a Swedish record).
  
Books
1. 2006. How Can Human Nature be Ethically Improved? ed. with Julian Savulescu. (Oxford University
Press: Oxford), forthcoming.
2. 2006. Global Catastrophic Risks, ed. with Milan Cirkovic. (Oxford University Press: Oxford),
forthcoming.
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3. 2002. Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy. (Routledge, New
York).
Journal papers
(Including papers in Nature, Mind, Journal of Philosophy, Bioethics, Journal of Medical Ethics,
Astrophysics & Space Science, etc.)
4. “ Sleeping Beauty and Self-Location: A Hybrid Model” , Synthese, forthcoming.
5. “ Ethical Principles in the Creation of Artificial Minds” , Analysis and Metaphysics, forthcoming,
October 2006.
6. “What is a Singleton” , Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, forthcoming, March 2007.
7. “ Ethical Issues in Advanced Artificial Intelligence” , Review of Contemporary Philosophy,
forthcoming, August 2006.
8. 2005. “How Unlikely is a Doomsday Catastrophe?" Nature, forthcoming. (with Max Tegmark).
9. 2005. “ The Simulation Argument: Reply to Brian Weatherson,” Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 55, No.
218, pp. 90-97.
10. 2005. “A History of Transhumanist Thought,” Journal of Evolution and Technology, Vol. 14.
11. 2005. “ Recent Arguments about Life-Extension,” Aging Horizons, Sept/Oct issue, forthcoming.
12. 2005. “ In Defence of Posthuman Dignity,” Bioethics, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 202-214.
13. 2005. “Understanding Quine’ s Thesis of Indeterminacy,” Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations,
Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 60-96.
14. 2005. “ Transhumanist Values,” Review of Contemporary Philosophy, Vol. 4, No. 1-2, pp. 87-101.
15. 2005. “ The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant,” Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 273-277.
16. 2003. “ The Mysteries of Self-Locating Belief and Anthropic Reasoning,” Harvard Review of
Philosophy, Vol. 11, pp., 59-74.
17. 2003. “Astronomical Waste: The Opportunity Cost of Delayed Technological Development,” Utilitas,
Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 308-314.
18. 2003. “Human Genetic Enhancements: A Transhumanist Perspective,” Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol.
37, No. 4, pp. 493-506.
19. 2003. “ Taking Intelligent Machines Seriously: Reply to my Critics.” Futures. Vol. 35: 8, pp. 901-906.
20. 2003. “Are You Living In A Computer Simulation?” Philosophical Quarterly. Vol. 53, No. 211, pp.
243-255.
21. 2003. “When Machines Outsmart Humans.” Futures. Vol. 35:7, pp. 759-764 (with a symposium
organized around my article).
22. 2003. “ The Doomsday argument and the Self-Sampling Assumption: Reply to Olum.”
Philosophical Quarterly. Vol. 53, No. 210, pp. 83-91. (With Milan Cirkovic)
23. 2002. “ Self-Locating Belief in Big Worlds: Cosmology’ s Missing Link to Observation.” Journal of
Philosophy. Vol. 99, No. 12, pp. 607-623.
24. 2002. “ Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios.” Journal of Evolution and
Technology, Vol. 9.
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25. 2001. “ The Doomsday Argument, Adam & Eve, UN++, and Quantum Joe.” Synthese, Vol. 127, No. 3,
pp. 359-387.
26. 2001. “ The Meta-Newcomb Problem.” Analysis. Vol. 61, No. 4., pp. 309-310.
27. 2000. “Observer-Relative Chances in Anthropic Reasoning?” Erkenntnis, Vol. 52, pp. 93-108.
28. 2000. “ Cortical Integration: How to Store Complex Representations in Long Term Memory.”
Consciousness and Cognition, Vol.9, No 2, pp. 39S-40S.
29. 2000. “ Cosmological Constant and the Final Anthropic Hypothesis.” Astrophysics & Space Science.
Vol. 279, No. 4, pp. 675-87. (With Milan Cirkovic)
30. 1999. “ The Doomsday Argument is Alive and Kicking.” Mind, Vol. 108, No. 431, pp. 539-50.
31. 1998. “How Long Before Superintelligence?” International Journal of Futures Studies, Vol. 2.
Contributed book chapters, conference proceedings, and articles
32. 2006. “ The Singularity.” Invited chapter in Better Humans? The ethics and politics of human
enhancement, eds. Paul Miller and James Wilsdon (DEMOS, January 26th 2006).
33. 2006. “Why I Want to be a Posthuman When I Grow Up.” Invited chapter in Medical Enhancement
and Posthumanity, eds. Bert Gordijn and Ruth Chadwick (Taylor and Francis, 2006).
34. 2006. “Growing Up: Human Nature and Enhancement Technologies” Invited chapter in Tomorrow’s
People: The Challenge to Human Nature, ed. Ellen Mitchell.
35. 2006. “When Will We go Extinct?” . Invited article for Global Agenda Magazine, forthcoming.
36. 2005. “ The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant” Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, Vol. 4, No. 2.
(Reprinted from Journal of Medical Ethics.)
37. 2005. “ Re: The Benevolent Dragon” Journal of Medical Ethics, 24 June 2005, 31/5/273#332, e-letter
section.
38. 2005. “ Scientist find death can damage your health” Journal of Medical Ethics, 31/5/273#308, e-letter
section.
39. 2005. In Defence of Posthuman Dignity” Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, Vol. 4, No. 2.
(Reprinted from Bioethics).
40. 2005. “ The Future of Humankind: Heaven, Hell, with Stops Along the Way.” Review of “ Radical
Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies – and What it Means to be
Human” by Joel Garreau. Scientific American, July, pp. 86-87.
41. 2005. “Observation Selection Theory and Cosmological Fine-tuning.” invited chapter in Universe or
Multiverse?, ed. Bernard Carr (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2005).
42. 2005. “A Proactive Response to the Tsunami Disaster.” BetterHumans, 01/19/2005.
43. 2005. “A Short History of Transhumanist Thought” contributed chapter to The Prospect of
Immortality, by R. Ettinger, with Comments by Others,” ed. Charles Tandy, in the Cultural Classics
Series (Ria University Press, Palo Alto, California, 2005), forthcoming.
44. 2005. “Why Make a Matrix? And Why You Might Be In One.” contributed chapter for More Matrix
and Philosophy, ed. William Irwin (Open Court: New York), in press.
45. 2004. “ The Fable of the Dragon Tyrant” contributed chapter to Death and Anti-Death: Two Hundred
Years After Kant, Fifty Years After Turing, ed. Charles Tandy (Ria University Press: Palo Alto,
California, 2004), pp. 67-88.
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46. 2004. “ Transhumanism: The World’ s Most Dangerous Idea?” Foreign Policy, in press.
47. 2004. “How Wants to Live Forever” contributed section to Essays on Infinite Lifespans, ed.
Immortality Institute (Libros En Red Press).
48. 2004. “ The Future of Human Evolution” contributed chapter to Death and Anti-Death: Two Hundred
Years After Kant, Fifty Years After Turing, ed. Charles Tandy (Ria University Press: Palo Alto,
California, 2004), pp. 339-371.
49. 2004. “ Is Transhumanism the World’ s Most Dangerous Idea?” BetterHumans, 10/19/2004.
50. 2004. “ The Transhumanist FAQ v.2.1” Web: www.transhumanist.org. Published by the World
Transhumanist Association.
51. 2004. “ Free Will: What’ s the Transhumanist Position?” BetterHumans, no. 1/9/2004.
52. 2004. “ Transhumanist Values.” In Ethical Issues for the 21st Century, ed. Frederick Adams,
Philosophical Documentation Center Press.
53. 2003. “ Transhumanist Priorities.” In The Technology of Humanity: Can Technology Contribute to the
Quality of Life?, eds. Ellen Michell and Lori B. Andrews, Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois.
54. 2003. “ The Simulation Argument: Why the Probability that You are Living in the Matrix is Quite
High.” Times Higher Educational Supplement, May 16.
55. 2003. “ The Ethics of Superintelligent Machines.” Proceedings of the InterSymp’2003 Conference,
organized by the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics in
Baden-Baden, Germany, 28 June-2 August.
56. 2003. “ Reasons for Doubting Design: Response to Swinburne.” THINK, issue 4.
57. 2003. “Human extinction.” Invited article for Encyclopaedia of Population, eds. Paul Demeny and
Geoffrey McNicoll. Macmillan, New York.
58. 2003. “Are We Living in the Matrix? The Simulation Argument” invited contribution to Taking the
Red Pill: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in The Matrix, edited by Glenn Yeffeth, BenBella Books,
Texas.
59. 2001. “ Cars In the Other Lane Really Do Go Faster.” PLUS, issue 17.
60. 2001. “Against Ageing.” The Longevity Meme.
61. 2001. “ Transhumanism – an idea whose time has come?” In: Doctor Tandy’s First Guide to Life
Extension and Transhumanity. Ria University Press, Palo Alto, CA.
62. 2001. “ The Doomsday Argument.” THINK. In press.
63. 2001. “A Primer on the Doomsday Argument.” Invited feature in ephilosopher.com.
64. 2001. “ The Disturbing Doomsday Argument.” The Actuary. March 2001.
65. 2000. “Who’ s afraid of life?” Science Magazine. 9 May 2000.
66. 2000. “What is transhumanism?” Sawaal, August, invited guest column.
67. 2000. “ Is the end nigh? ” Philosopher’s Magazine, Issue 9, Winter 2000.
68. 1999. “ Predictions from philosophy.” Coloquia Manilana (PDCIS), Vol. 7.
69. 1999. “ The Doomsday argument.” Coloquia Manilana (PDCIS), Vol. 7.
70. 1998. “ Singularity and Predictability.” Extropy, October 1998.
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Reprints and translations
My writings have been translated into German, Hungarian, Dutch, Russian, French, Portuguese, Polish,
Finnish, Czech, Slovenian, Spanish, Italian, Danish, and Hebrew.
71. 2007. “Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?” , Reprinted in Linguistic and Philosophical
Investigations, forthcoming, March 2007.
72. 2007. “Astronomical Waste” , Reprinted in Review of Contemporary Philosophy, forthcoming,
August 2007.
73. 2007. “Human Genetic Enhancements: A Transhumanist Perspective” , Reprinted in Review of
Contemporary Philosophy, forthcoming, August 2007.
74. 2007. “ Transhumanism: The World’ s Most Dangerous Idea?” Reprinted in Analysis and
Metaphysics, forthcoming, October 2007. (This is an expanded version of earlier note in Foreign
Policy.)
75. 2007. “Observation Selection Effects, Measures, and Infinite Spacetimes” , Reprinted in Analysis
and Metaphysics, forthcoming, October 2007.
76. 2006. “How long before Superintelligence?” Reprinted in Linguistic and Philosophical
Investigations, forthcoming, March 2006, with a new postscript.
77. 2006. “ The Transhumanist FAQ, v. 2.1” Reprinted in Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations,
forthcoming, March 2006.
78. 2006. “ The Mysteries of Self-Locating Belief” , Reprinted in Review of Contemporary Philosophy,
forthcoming, August 2006.
79. 2006. “A History of Transhumanist Thought” , Reprinted in Analysis and Metaphysics,
forthcoming, October 2006.
80. 2006. “ The Mysteries of Self-Locating Belief and Anthropic Reasoning” , Reprinted in Analysis
and Metaphysics, forthcoming, October 2006.
81. 2005. “ The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant,” Reprinted in Death and Anti-Death: Two Hundred Years
After Kant, Fifty Years After Turing, ed. Charles Tandy (Ria University Press, 2005). (Has been
translated into Hebrew and Finnish.)
82. 2005. “ Transhumanist Values,” Review of Contemporary Philosophy, Vol. 4, No. 1-2, pp. 87-101.
(Has also been translated into Slovenian.)
83. 2005. “ El envejecimiento es una tiránico dragón que puede ser abatido” (Spanish translation of the
Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant.) Megatendencias, 20/08/2005.
84. 2005. “ In Difesa della Dignità Postumana” Bioethica, forthcoming. (Italian translation of “ In
Defence of Posthuman Dignity” )
85. 2005. “Why Make a Matrix? And Why You Might Be In One.” Reprinted in Riverview Rants,
2004.
86. 2005. “ In Defence of Posthuman Dignity.” Reprinted in Physical Immortality, 2nd quarter issue.
87. 2004. “ The Transhumanist FAQ v.2.1” (Has been translated into German, Hungarian, Dutch,
Italian, Polish, Finnish, and Spanish.)
88. 2004. “ The Transhumanist FAQ v.2.1” . Extracts reprinted in the anthology Current Controversies:
Genetic Engineering (Thomson Gale Press, 2006).
89. 2004. “How Long Before Superintelligence?” Reprinted in The Information Society: Stages of
Evolution (Midgard Publishing House: Saint-Petersburg, Russia). (In Russian translation).
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90. 2003. “ The Simulation Argument: Why the Probability that You are Living in the Matrix is Quite
High.” Reprinted in ACP Intro to Visual Culture, ed. Batterman (Thomson Learning, 2005). (Has
been translated into Spanish.)
91. 2003. “ The Mysteries of Self-Locating Belief and Anthropic Reasoning,” Reprinted in Essays from
the Harvard Review of Philosophy, ed. S. Phineas Upham (Open Court, 2006).
92. 2003. “Are You Living In A Computer Simulation?” Philosophical Quarterly. Vol. 53, No. 211,
pp. 243-255. (Has been translated into Czech.)
93. 2003. “ Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios.” Reprinted in a forthcoming
anthology published by Ray Kurzweil et al.
94. 1998. “How Long Before Superintelligence?” Reprinted in Fremtidsorientering nr. 5/6, 1999.
(Translation into Danish by Søren Steen Olsen).
 
The media has covered many aspects of my work extensively. I have done more than 150 appearances on
television, radio, newspapers, documentaries, and magazines, including BBC, Fox News, Discovery
Channel, The New Yorker, New Scientist, Der Spiegel, The Sunday Times, Washington Post, and national
television in many countries.
    
· $ 690,000. Participated in writing successful grant application for a project funded by the European
Commission (EU) under the 6th Framework Programme. The project is called “ Enhancing Human
Capacities: Ethics, Regulation and European Policy” . (2005)
· $ 1,444,000. Obtained founding grant for the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute for from private
donor. (2005)
· $ 288,000. Obtained grant from private donor (personal contact) for a program on catastrophic risk at
Oxford. (2005)
· $ 1,107,000. Collaborated with Prof. Julian Savulescu in obtaining this grant to set up a Program on
Ethics and the New Biosciences with the Oxford Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics. (2005)
· $ 2,000,000. Wrote part of the funding application for founding grant for the Oxford Center for the
Science of the Mind, from the John Templeton Foundation. (2004)
· $ 10,000. Grant for the World Transhumanist Association from private donor.
· $ 20,000. Personal research grant awarded by the John Templeton Foundation. (1996)
    
  
1. 2006. “ Cognitive Enhancement” Invited plenary presentation at the First World Forum for Science and
Civilization (Oxford, 14-17 March).
2. 2006. “Human Capital” Invited lecture for The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts,
Manufactures, and Commerce (London, date TBA).
3. “Cognitive Enhancement” Invited speaker at the Forbidding Science: Balancing Freedom, Security,
Innovation & Precaution conference (Tempe, Arizona, January 10-11).
4. 2006. “ The Transhumanist Vision.” Invited closing keynote presentation for The Future of Human
Nature: Science, Ethics, and Democracy (University of Utah, date TBA).
5. 2005. “ Status Quo Bias in Bioethics.” Invited speaker for the DeCamp Seminar Series at the Princeton
Center for Human Values (Princeton, 30 November)
6. 2005. “ Recent Developments in the Ethics of Extreme Life-Extension.” Invited presentation for Aging
Population 2005 Conference (Oxford, 7-9 September).
7. 2005. “ Transhumanism and Bioethics: A Map of the Terrain and Recent Theoretical Developments.”
Invited closing keynote presentation for TransVision05 (Caracas, Venezuela, 22-24 July)
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8. 2005. “ Introduction to Transhumanism.” Invited opening keynote presentation for TransVision05
(Caracas, Venezuela, 22-24 July).
9. 2005. “ The Three Biggest Problems for Humanity.” Invited presentation for the TED-GLOBAL
conference (Oxford, 12-15 July)
10. 2005. “ Transhumanism – An Overview.” Invited presentation for Social Science Week, James Martin
Institute (Oxford, 23 June)
11. 2005. “ Status Quo Bias in Bioethics: The Case for Cognitive Enhancement” Invited presentation at the
Oxford-Scandinavia Ethics Summit (Oxford, 13-15 June)
12. 2005. “ Status Quo Bias in Bioethics?” Invited presentation for Sports & Medicine Ethics Conference
(Stockholm, 23-24 May)
13. 2005. “ Predictions from Infinite Cosmological Models: Towards a Solution of the Measure Problem.”
Invited speaker for Multiverse and String Theory: Towards Ultimate Explanations in Cosmology
(Stanford, 19-21 March)
14. 2005. “Human Cloning: Ethics and Consequences.” Invited speaker for Oxford Cafe Scientifique, part
of the Oxford Women’ s Festival (Oxford, 8 February).
15. 2004. “ Facing Science.” Invited presentation for the Images of Science Conference, organized by the
All European Academies of Science (Amsterdam, 6-7 December).
16. 2004. “ Status Quo Bias and Human Enhancement.” Invited presentation for the conference How can
Human Nature be Ethically Improved? (New York, 18-19 November).
17. 2004. “ The Simulation Argument.” Invited presentation for Filosofiska Fakulteten, Lund University
(Lund, Sweden, 4 November).
18. 2004. “ Transhumanism” Invited presentation for The Face of the Future: Technosapiens? (Washington
D.C., 28-29 October).
19. 2004. “Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?” Invited presentation for ExtroBritannia (Oxford, 9
October).
20. 2004. “Human Enhancement: Answering the Why Question.” Invited keynote for the TransVision05
conference (Toronto, 6-8 August).
21. 2004. “ Introduction to Transhumanism.” Invited presentation for the TransVision05 conference
(Toronto, 6-8 August).
22. 2004.”Religion and Transhumanism.” Invited presentation for Faith, Transhumanism and Hope
Symposium (Toronto, 5 August).
23. 2004. “ Responding to Brent Waters.” Invited presentation for Christian-Transhumanist Conversation
workshop (Oxford, 26 July).
24. 2004. “Observation Selection Theory.” Invited presentation for Degrees of Belief conference
(Konstanz, 22-24 July).
25. 2004. “ Extending Human Reach: In Defence of a Posthuman Future” Invited presentation for A
Posthuman Future (Oxford, 19-22 July).
26. 2004. “ The Paralysis of Ethics in our Possibly Infinite Universe.” Aristotelian Society – Mind
Association Joint Session (Canterbury, 9-12 July).
27. 2004. “ Bayesian Epistemology and Indexical Information.” Invited presentation for Bayesian
Epistemology Workshop (London, 28 July).
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28. 2004. “Human Enhancement and Dignity.” Invited presentation for the European Group on Ethics in
Science and New Technologies (Brussels, 15 June).
29. 2004. “ Self-locating Belief in an Infinite Spacetime.” Invited presentation for Foundational and
Philosophical Issues in Spacetime Theories, organized by the European Science Foundation (Oxford,
14-17 March).
30. 2003. “ The Simulation Argument: Why the Probability that You are Living in the Matrix is Quite
High.” Invited presentation for the St. John’s College Moral Sciences Seminar (Cambridge, Oct 28).
31. 2003. “Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy.” Invited presentation
for Liverpool Stapleton Society, Liverpool University, 27 Oct.
32. 2003. “Observation Selection and the Big Picture.” Accelerating Change Conference 2003, Stanford,
CA.
33. 2003. “ In Defence of Posthuman Dignity.” Invited presentation at the European Science Foundation
Workshop on Science and Human Values, Oxford.
34. 2003. “Anthropic Reasoning and Observation Selection Effects.” 12th International Congress of Logic
Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Ovideo, Spain.
35. 2003. “Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?” 12th International Congress of Logic Methodology
and Philosophy of Science, Ovideo, Spain.
36. 2003. “ Enhancing Human Capacities: Transhumanist Ethics of Technology.” 12th International
Congress of Logic Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Ovideo, Spain.
37. 2003. “ Transhumanism” Invited guest at Oxford Theological Seminar, 4 August.
38. 2003. “ The Ethics of Superintelligent Machines.” Invited speaker at InterSymp’2003 Conference,
organized by the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics,
Baden-Baden, Germany, 28 July-2 August.
39. 2003. “Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?” Aristotelian-Mind Association Joint Conference,
Belfast, UK, 18-20 July.
40. 2003. “Observation Selection Theory and the Many-Worlds Version of Quantum Mechanics.” British
Society for the Philosophy of Science Conference, Belfast, UK, 18-20 July.
41. 2003. “Our Human and Posthuman Dignity.” Invited keynote for Transvision 2003: The Adaptable
Human Body conference, at Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, 27-29 June.
42. 2003. “Our Human and Posthuman Dignity.” Invited speaker at the Ian Ramsey Centre, Oxford, June
6.
43. 2003. “Human Genetic Enhancements.” Oxford Centre for Applied Ethics, seminar presentation.
44. 2003. “Observation Selection Effects and Cosmological Fine-tuning.” Invited speaker at Multiverse
Symposium, Stanford, California, 27-29 March.
45. 2003. “Observation Selection Theory and the Sleeping Beauty Problem.” Invited presentation at the
Oxford-Princeton Probability Workshop, Oxford 17-19 March.
46. 2003. “Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?” Invited presentation at Birkbeck Philosophy
Society, London, February 11.
47. 2002. “Are Cosmological Theories Compatible with All Possible Evidence?” The Philosophy of
Science Association (7-10 November, Milwaukee, WI)
48. 2002. “Desire, Time, and Ethical Weight” Aristotelian-Mind Association Joint Session (5-6 July, UK)
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49. 2002. “Are Cosmological Theories Compatible with All Possible Evidence?” British Society for the
Philosophy of Science (4-5 July, UK)
50. 2002. “Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?” Fourth European Congress for Analytic
Philosophy (14-18 June, Lund)
51. 2002. “ The Epistemological Mystique of Self-Locating Belief.” American Philosophical Association,
Central Division Meeting (24-27 April, Chicago)
52. 2002. “ Transhumanist Priorities.” Invited speaker at the conference The Technology of Humanity: Can
Technology Contribute to the Quality of Life? (Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology,
Chicago, 5 April)
53. 2002. “ The Transhumanist Perspective on Germ-Line Enhancements.” The End of Natural
Motherhood? Artificial Wombs and Designer Babies (22-23 February, Tulsa)
54. 2001. “ The Ethics of Superintelligence.” 4S Conference (Boston, November)
55. 2001. “ Transhumanist Values.” Morality in the 21st Century (Newark, Delaware, October)
56. 2001. “ The Future of Humankind, Transhumanism, and Technology.” Invited lecture for the Yale
Philosophical Society (October 11)
57. 2001. “Who Belongs to the Moral Community? Towards Transhumanist Ethics.” Invited lecture at the
Hersher Institute Programs on Ethics. (Sacred Heart College, 10 October)
58. 2001. “ The Epistemological Mystique of Self-Locating Belief.” British Society for the Philosophy of
Science Conference (July 5-6, York, UK).
59. 2001. “ Existential Risks.” TransVision 2001. (22-24 June, Berlin, Germany)
60. 2001. “ The Ethics of Superintelligence.” Yale Bioethics Group. (2 May, New Haven, U. S.)
61. 2001.”Bangs, Whimpers, Shrieks, and Crunches: How things could go horribly wrong.” Foresight
Senior Associates Gathering. (20-22 April, Palo Alto, CA).
62. 2000. “ Cortical integration: How to store complex representations in long-term memory.” ASSC4. (29
June-2 July, Brussels, Belgium).
63. 2000. “Workshop on Robotics.” (Discussion moderator). Foresight Senior Associates Gathering. (19-
21 July, Palo Alto, U.S.)
64. 2000. “Observation theory and its applications in cosmology, evolution theory and other fields.”
Transvision MM. (London, July 15-16)
65. 2000. “How to derive observational consequences from cosmological theories.” British Society for the
Philosophy of Science Conference (July 6-7, Sheffield, UK).
66. 2000. “ Transhumanism.” (Invited speaker) Inform: Seminar XXIV. (May 6, London)
67. 1999. “A subjectivist theory of objective probability.” British Society for the Philosophy of Science
Conference (July 8-9, Nottingham, UK).
68. 1999. “ Towards a transhumanist medical ethics.” (Invited speaker). TransVision99 (May 5-6,
Stockholm, Sweden)
69. 1999. “What is Transhumanism?” Ninth General Assembly of the World Future Society (July 28-Aug.
1,Washington DC).
70. 1999. “ Presenting transhumanism to the media.” (Invited speaker). Extro-4 (Aug. 7-8, Berkeley, USA).
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71. 1998. “Unsolved Doomsday Argument Problems.” (Invited speaker) Conference on “ The end of the
world” , University of London School of Advanced Study (Nov. 6, London, UK).
72. 1998. “ The World Transhumanist Association.” TransVision98 (Veesp, the Netherlands).
73. 1997. “ Predictions from Philosophy?” Annual meeting of the Society for the Philosophy of Technology
(Germany).


Oxford
· Applied Ethics: The Future of Humanity. 2005. Graduate seminar.
· The Nature of Science and Scientific Reasoning. 2005. Graduate course.
· Applied Ethics. 2005. 3rd-year thesis supervision on the moral status of the embryo.
· Methods in Applied Ethics. 2004. Graduate seminar together with Julian Savulescu
· Applied Ethics: Human Enhancement, Artificial Beings, and the Future of Humanity. 2004.
Graduate lecture series together with Julian Savulescu.
· Medical Ethics. 2004. Tutorials.
· The Nature of Science. 2003, 2004. Graduate course.
Yale
· The Ethics and Policy of New Technologies. 2002. New course.
· Philosophy of Science, 2000, 2001.
London School of Economics
· Ethics. 1999, 2000, TA.
· Political Philosophy. 1999, 2000, TA.
· Problems and Methodology of Philosophy. 1998-1999 (2-semester course), TA.
· Logic. 1997-1998 (2-semester course), TA and vicarious lecturer.
RESEARCH GROUPS
Enhancing Human Capacities: Ethics, Regulation and European Policy (ENHANCE).2005-2007. Principal
investigator in a 5-nation research consortium, funded by the European commission under the 6th
Framework Programme.
Oxford Center for Science of the Mind (OXCSOM). 2005-now. Affiliated researcher and one of the original
proposal writers.
Technology and Ethics Working Group. 2000-2001. Creating and chairing a research group under the Yale
Bioethics Project, together with Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, focused on the ethics of human enhancementtechnologies
and related issues.
     
2004. Advising for The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, an advisory body
to the European Commission (Brussels).
2004. Consultant for the Central Intelligence Agency’ s Strategic Assessments Group (Washington,
DC).
2003. Expert consultant for the European Commission as evaluator of framework proposals for the
program on Cognitive Systems (Brussels).
1998. Consulting for Proctor & Gamble on the impact of future technologies (London).
 
Papers for:
American Journal of Physics, Mind, Ethics, Foundations of Physics, British Journal for the
Philosophy of Science, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Foundations of
Science, Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of Evolution and Technology, Electronic Journal of
Biotechnology, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, Biology and Philosophy,
Synthese, Utilitas, Ecology and Society, Bioethics, and Journal of Medical Ethics.
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Book manuscripts for:
Oxford University Press, Princeton University Press.

       
2005-. On the planning committee for the Government consultation exercise on the Wider Implications of
Science and Technology, focusing on nanotechnology policy issues, organized by the Horizon Scanning
Center at the Office of Science and Technology.
2005. Fellowship application evaluation for the Biomedical Ethics Programme at the Wellcome Trust.
2005. Examiner for the PPP and the Theology prelims exams, Oxford.
2004. Participating in seminar on Managing Research Teams organized by AHRB
2003. Participating in seminar on Small Group Teaching, organized by the Oxford Institute for the
Advancement of University Learning.
1997-1998. Chief editor of the Journal of Evolution and Technology.
1997-1998. A series of appearances on TV as a stand-up comic; also gigs at various clubs and theatres.
1997-1999. Competitive debating in various intervarsity tournaments.
1997-1998. Took courses in Contemporary British Drama, Method Acting, and Improv Acting at the City
Literary Institute, and Public Relations at the Mary Ward Centre, London.
1997. Co-founded the World Transhumanist Association, to promote the study of the scientific, ethical and
public policy issues related to present and emerging technologies. The WTA is a non-profit organization
with over 3,000 members worldwide.
1995. Produced and directed a minor theatrical work at Fysikum, Stockholm.
1995. A volume of poetry, “ Synkrotron” .
1991, 1992. Two art exhibitions (oil on canvas and collage).
  
· St. Cross College, Oxford (member of the Governing Body)
· World Transhumanist Association (Chair, co-founder)
· Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Chair, co-founder)
· Oxford James Martin Institute’s World Forum 2006 (On the standing committee)
· Centre for Responsible Nanotechnology (Task Force charter member)
· Publications of the Astronomical Observator (Editorial Board)
· Journal of Evolution and Technology (Editorial Board)
· Betterhumans magazine (Advisory Board)
· Cosmist magazine (Advisory Board)
· Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Advisory Board)
· Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations (Advisory Board)
· Review of Contemporary Philosophy (Advisory Board)
· Analysis and Metaphysics (Advisory Board)
    
British Ethical Society, British Society for the Philosophy of Science, The Aristotelian Society, Foresight
Institute, British Philosophical Society
 

· Honorary Degree of Master of Arts, University of Oxford, conferred by Resolution
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· KurzweilAI “Big Thinker”
· British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (3-years), 2002-2005, at Oxford University
· PhD thesis selected by Prof. Robert Nozick for inclusion in the Routledge series Outstanding
Dissertations (2000)
· Research Award from the Templeton Foundation, for developing my theory of observation selection
effects
· Helsingborgs Handelsförenings Stipendium (Scholarship) 1996 and 1997
· CSN Studiestöd (Scholarship) (1990-1996)

· Professor Julian Savulescu, Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics and Director Oxford Uehiro Centre
for Practical Ethics (Oxford, UK)
· Dr. Jeremy Butterfield, Senior Research Fellow (All Souls College, University of Oxford, UK)
· Professor Craig Callender (Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, US)
· Professor Colin Howson (Department of Philosophy, London School of Economics, UK)
· Professor John Leslie (Department of Philosophy, Guelph University, Canada)
· Professor Don N. Page (Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Alberta, Canada)
· Professor Elliott Sober (Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, US)

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