Biography

Nick Bostrom is a Swedish philosopher at St. Cross College, University of Oxford known for his work on existential risk and the anthropic principle. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (2000).

Bostrom is currently the director of both The Future of Humanity Institute and the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology as part of the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University.

He is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias Global Catastrophic Risks, and Human Enhancement. He has been awarded the Eugene R. Gannon Award and has been listed in the FP 100 Global Thinkers list. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and there have been some 100 translations or reprints of his works.

In addition to his writing for academic and popular press, Bostrom makes frequent media appearances in which he talks about transhumanism-related topics such as cloning, artificial intelligence, superintelligence, mind uploading, cryonics, nanotechnology, and the simulation argument.