includes a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from
Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Uni-
versity of Southern California.
Eric S. Rabkin, Ph.D.
Professor of English Language and Literature at the University
of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As a teacher, Rabkin is especially
known for his large, popular lecture courses on science fiction
and fantasy, and for his many teaching innovations, includ-
ing the development of the highly successful Practical English
Michael Rose, Ph.D.
Professor at the University of California, Irvine, focusing on
the evolution of life histories and genetic systems, Michael has
studied both the evolution of mortality late in life the evolution
of fecundity late in life. Together with Dr. L.D. Mueller, he has
developed evolutionary theories for late life plateaus, sometimes
called immortality, and tested them using the fruit fly.
Executive director of the Center for Responsible Nanotech-
nology, is a business professional with a background in tech-
nology and communications company management. Serves
on the Boards of Directors of the Human Futures Institute
and the World Transhumanist Association, is a member of
the Executive Advisory Team for the Extropy Institute, and
developer of the Incipient Posthuman website.