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Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Overview of technopolitics

whats new at ieet

A Deadline for Philosophy

New nanotech to detect cancer early

Short story: Dead Man’s Trigger

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI

Quantum Biology – Wandering where the edge is

On the use and misuse of 1984 in the reign of Trump

ieet books

Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
David Brin


Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life

IEET > Advisory Board > David Orban

David Orban

David Orban is an investor, entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author. He’s the Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, an early stage venture capital investment firm, advisor of Dotsub, which he led as CEO from 2011 to 2015. He’s the Founder and Trustee of Network Society Research, a London-based think tank with representatives in over 30 countries. He is also on the Faculty of, and Advisor to Singularity University, he’s a mentor at the Thiel Fellowship, he’s former Chairman of the Board of Humanity+, and a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the


"Making Makers"  Jan 22, 2017

"Have you ever inspired the greatest villain in history? I did, apparently"  Oct 17, 2016

"Exponential Impact at the Singularity University Global Summit"  Sep 25, 2016

"“Robots will colonize space, without human beings”"   Jul 22, 2016

"“We’ll Live Forever and We’ll Become Cyborgs”"  May 10, 2016

Recent Multimedia

Network Society: the coming socio-economic phase transformation   2016-02-11

Network Society Interview with David Orban   2015-11-26


David Orban Joins IEET Advisory Board — We’re Seeking Another Fifteen (Sep 14, 2015)

Past Appearances

Orban, Wood, Pearce @ SIAI Seoul (Seoul, South Korea - Nov 06, 2015)

Orban @ State of the Net 2015 (Milan, Italy - Oct 04, 2015)

Orban @ Evolution TedX (Athens Greece - Sep 26, 2015)


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