Russell Blackford, Ph.D.
Writer, critic, and student of philosophy, based in Melbourne.
First class honors degrees in both Arts and Law. Publications
include Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science
Fiction (1999; co-written with Van Ikin and Sean McMul-
len), the science fiction trilogy Terminator 2: The New John
Connor Chronicles (2002-2003), and many articles, reviews,
and short stories. He is currently a graduate student and a
sessional lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Bioethics,
Nick Bostrom, Ph.D.
British Academy Research Fellow at Oxford University,
Dr. Bostrom is co-founder of the World Transhumanist
Association and has a background in physics, computational
neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and philosophy.
Manfred Clynes, Ph.D.
Professor at the Lombardi Cancer Center in Georgetown
University in Washington, DC, Clynes grew up listening
to recordings of Pablo Casals transcendent classical perfor-
mances, and often the music would transport him. I used
to have these wonderful moments of ecstasy that seemed tre-
mendously important. he says, And I assumed that other
people had them all the time; only much later I found out that
wasnt the case. During a presentation at a NASA confer-
ence in 1960, Professor Clynes coined the term cyborg, comb-