Essays on Infinite Lifespans
sor Minsky was also one of the pioneers of intelligence-based
mechanical robotics and telepresence. When a Junior Fellow
at Harvard, he invented and built the first Confocal Scanning
In 1959, Minsky and John McCarthy founded what became
the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and his long tenure
as its co-director placed his imprint upon the entire field of
Brad Mellon, Ph.D.
Director of Chaplain Services, Frederick Mennonite Commu-
nity, Frederick, PA, and Adjunct Professor, Bethel Seminary
of the East, Dresher, PA (Greater Philadelphia area).
Born in a suburb of New York City in 1949, attended
Houghton College, graduated with a degree in Sociology in
1967 and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical
Theological Seminary in 1980. Between 1985 and 1996,
Dr. Mellon received the Master of Sacred Theology degree,
became involved in postgraduate work at Dropsie University,
and satisfied the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy in
Hermeneutics at Westminster Seminary.
Max More, Ph.D.
Dr. Max More is an internationally acclaimed strategic futurist
who writes, speaks, and organizes events about the fundamen-
tal challenges of emerging technologies. Dr. More co-founded
and is Chairman of Extropy Institute. As a leading transhu-
manist thinker, Max strongly challenges traditional, limiting
beliefs about the possibilities of our future. Director of Con-
tent Solutions at ManyWorlds, Inc., his academic background