Professor Nick Bostrom
Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy and Director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He previously taught at Yale University. His current research centers on big picture questions for humanity, with foci on issues in the foundations of probability theory, scientific methodology and rationality, human enhancement, global catastrophic risks, moral philosophy, and consequences of future technology.
In 2009, he was awarded the Eugene R. Gannon Award and made the FP 100 Global Thinkers list, the Foreign Policy Magazine’s list of the world’s top 100 minds.
Bostrom has a background in physics, computational neuroscience, and mathematical logic as well as philosophy. He has some 200 publications to his name, including three books: Anthropic Bias (Routledge, 2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (ed., OUP, 2008), and Enhancing Humans (ed., OUP, 2009). His writings have been translated into 19 different languages, and reprinted in numerous anthologies and textbooks. He is frequently sought after as a commentator by TV, radio, and print media and has given some 400 interviews.
Nick Bostrom's recent publicity appearances:
Bostrom, N. (2011), Current Sponge (promotional pilot film: “The Real Limitless”). Interviewed about cognitive enhancement, physical performance and life expectancy enhancement, and post-human society. (June)
Bostrom, N. (2011), Daan Paans (photographer). Photographed for documentary about singularity, transhumanism, and longevity. (June)
Bostrom, N. (2011), Dagens Nyheter (Swedish broadsheet). Interviewed about the future of machine intelligence. (May)
Bostrom, N. (2011), Der Spiegel. (English language int’l edition of German news source). 2004. Interviewed about the simulation argument.
Bostrom, N. (2011), Espace Franco Images (Canadian television documentary). Interviewed about how science and technology are impacting humanity, and how to examine future scenarios . (February)
Bostrom, N. (2011), Fast Company Magazine (American magazine). Interviewed about the philosophy and biology of human enhancement. (January)
Bostrom, N. (2011), Fast Company Magazine (American magazine). Interviewed about transhumanism and human enhancement. (March)
Bostrom, N. (2011), FreedomLab Future Studies Institute (EU Thinktank). Interviewed about the impacts technology and society have upon each other. (October)
Bostrom, N. (2011), IWC Media (BBC/Channel 4 Science pilot programme, UK). Interviewed about wormholes, time travel, parallel universes, and whether we live in a simulation. (March)
Bostrom, N. (2011), James Shaughnessy and IDDQD Productions. (documentary). Interviewed for a documentary about ‘crucial considerations,’ the singularity, and the possible consequence of digital uploading. (June)
Bostrom, N. (2011), KZSU-FM (Stanford University radio station, American) for "Hearsay Culture" podcast. Interviewed about “crucial considerations,” ranging from artificial intelligence to information hazards. (November) www.hearsayculture.com/?p=694
Bostrom, N. (2011), Malcolm Boyden Show, BBC Radio. (UK). Interviewed about the impacts of future technology, and about the risks and opportunities of those technological advances. (May)
Bostrom, N. (2011), New Scientist Magazine. Interviewed about the simulation argument. (June)
Bostrom, N. (2011), Peapie Films (pilot film for BBC Television). Interviewed about immortality, and the role of knowledge as potentially catastrophic for humanity. (May)
Bostrom, N. (2011), Science & Vie (French leading science/popular magazine). Interviewed about global catastrophic risks (June)
Bostrom, N. (2011), Scientific American (Rita J. King guest blog). Interviewed for “Technogenic Disasters: A Deadly New Normal for the Media” (July) www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=technogenic-disasters-a-dead...
Bostrom, N. (2011), Sole Møller (Danish freelance journalist). Interviewed about brain training. (June) www.solemoller.com
Bostrom, N. (2011), The Boston Globe (American newspaper). Interviewed about the fate of humanity in the inconceivably distant future. (April)
Bostrom, N. (2011), The Ego Trick: What Does It Mean To Be You? (book publication by Julian Baggini, Granta Books, 2011) Interviewed about the ethics of enhancement and transhumanism.
Bostrom, N. (2011), The European (German online magazine). May 2011. Interviewed about the future of humanity and the ethics of technological development. (May) http://theeuropean-magazine.com/282-bostrom-nick/283-perfection-is-not-a...
Bostrom, N. (2011), Transhuman (documentary film by Titus Nachbauer). Filmed January 2011, World Premiere in Amsterdam, May 2011. Interviewed about life extension, future technology and the risks related to machine intelligence www.transhumandoc.com/
Bostrom, N. (2011), Vrij Nederland. (Dutch magazine). Interviewed about human enhancement, the future of humanity, and the intelligence explosion. (March)
Bostrom, N. (2011), Wired UK (magazine). Interviewed about what developments will enhance longevity in the next decade. (March)
Bostrom, N. (2011), 'Philosophy Bites', BBC podcast. Interviewed on bio-ethics and the simulation argument. (May)