Dr. Max More is a strategic philosopher widely recognized for his thinking on the philosophical and cultural implications of emerging technologies. Maxﾒs contributions include founding the philosophy of transhumanism, authoring the transhumanist philosophy of extropy, and co-founding Extropy Institute, an organization crucial in building the transhumanist movement since 1988.
Over the past two decades, Max has been concerned that our escalating technological capabilities are racing far ahead of our standard ways of thinking about future possibilities. Through a highly interdisciplinary approach drawing on philosophy, economics, cognitive and social psychology, and organizational theory, Max developed a distinctive approach known as the ﾓProactionary Principleﾔ a tool for making smarter decisions about advanced technologies by minimizing the dangers of progress and maximizing the benefits.
Max has a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from St. Anneﾒs College, Oxford University (1984-87). He was awarded a Deanﾒs Fellowship in Philosophy in 1987 by the University of Southern California.
ﾓWe have a dreadful shortage of people who know so much, can both think so boldly and clearly, and can express themselves so articulately. Carl Sagan managed to capture the public eye but Sagan is gone and has not been replaced. I see Max as my candidate for that post.ﾔ (Marvin Minsky)