John Smart will give a talk, Chemical brain preservation: How to live "forever" at World Future 2012 in Toronto.
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Kenneth Hayworth, President and Co-Founder of the Brain Preservation Foundation, is currently a Senior Scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus (JFRC) in Ashburn, Virginia. JFRC is perhaps the leading research institution in the field of connectomics in the United States. At JFRC, Hayworth is currently researching ways to extend Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIBSEM) imaging of brain tissue to encompass much larger volumes than are currently possible. For an overview of this work see his recent review paper and online presentation. Prior to moving to JFRC, Hayworth was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University. Hayworth is co-inventor of the Tape-to-SEM process for high-throughput volume imaging of neural circuits at the nanometer scale and he designed and built several automated machines to implement this process. Hayworth received a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Southern California for research into how the human visual system encodes spatial relations among objects. Hayworth is a vocal advocate for brain preservation and mind uploading and a co-founder of the Brain Preservation Foundation which calls for the implementation of an emergency glutaraldehyde perfusion procedure in hospitals, and for the development of a whole brain embedding procedure which can demonstrate perfect ultrastructure preservation across an entire human brain.
John Smart, Vice President and Co-Founder of the Brain Preservation Foundation, is an evolutionary developmental systems theorist and professor of technology foresight, specializing in understanding drivers, implications, and limits of accelerating scientific and technological change. He is President of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, a nonprofit community for research, education, consulting, and selected advocacy of communities and technologies of accelerating change. He is an associate professor of Emerging Technologies at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, AZ, and a co-founder of the international Evo Devo Universe research community (Evodevouniverse.com) exploring evolutionary and developmental processes of change at the universal and subsystem scales. His personal website on accelerating technological change is AccelerationWatch.com.
Jacob DiMare is a digital strategist and marketing technologist. In addition to serving alongside the team at the Brain Preservation Foundation, he is currently leading strategy engagements and enterprise, open source WCM projects with a digital agency in Boston, MA. Jake's spent the last ten years designing and building custom web sites in dozens of different industries including publishing, health and higher education.
Jayar La Fontaine is a case manager for a community-based charitable organization in Toronto, where he employs augmentative technologies and communication strategies to help improve the quality of life for individuals living with acquired brain injuries. He received an MA in Philosophy from McMaster University for his work exploring the intersection between analytic philosophy of mind and cognitive science. He enjoys exploring the city, playing guitar, going to rock shows, and reading, thinking and talking about science, technology, and philosophy.
Alan S. Ziegler is BPF's legal counsel. Former president, Yale Law School Alumni Association of NJ and former director, Converging Technologies Bar Association. His current focus is the interaction of law with the increasing pace of technologically driven change in business and society. He is Director of the Institute of New Dimensions, an active member of the NJ Chapter of the World Future Society, and publishes regularly on technology policy and foresight.
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