Humanity+ Announces Two New Board Members!
Linda McDonald Glenn, Voting Board Member
Linda MacDonald Glenn is an attorney-at-law, bioethicist, educator and consultant. Her academic research encompasses the legal, ethical, and social impact of exponential technologies and “evolving notions of personhood”. She holds appointments the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center and California State University Monterey Bay. She is also a lecturer at Singularity University, a Fellow at the Institute for Emerging Technologies and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Her other honors include an appointment as a Senior Fellow at the American Medical Association’s Institute for Ethics, and being named a Women’s Bioethics Scholar. She was the lead attorney in several “cutting edge” bioethics legal cases, including the case of Gray vs. Romeo. She currently serves as an advisor to several Silicon Valley biotech startups. She is currently working on a book titled “Bioethics for a New Earth: How Emerging Technologies Can Save Humanity and Our Planet”.
David Wood, Opt-in Board Member
David Wood has spent 25 years envisioning, architecting, designing, implementing, and avidly using smart mobile devices. He was co-founder of Symbian, the creator of the world’s first successful smartphone operating system, and served on Symbian’s leadership team from 1996-2009. Subsequently he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Accenture Mobility, and now acts as independent consultant and writer. As chair of London Futurists, he has organized regular meetings in London since March 2008 on futurist, transhumanist, technoprogressive, and singularitarian topics. His new book, “Smartphones and Beyond” is scheduled for publication in 2014.