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IEET > Affiliate Scholar > Melanie Swan

Melanie Swan

Melanie Swan, MBA, is an Affiliate Scholar of the IEET. Ms. Swan, principal of the MS Futures Group, is a philosopher, science and technology futurist, and options trader.

She has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a BA from Georgetown University, and is currently a Contemporary Philosophy graduate student at Kingston University London and Université Paris 8. She is a faculty member at Singularity University and the University of the Commons, an Advisor to the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi), and an invited contributor to the Edge’s Annual Essay Question. Ms. Swan founded the citizen science organization DIYgenomics, which pioneered the crowdsourced health research study, and a future-economics startup company, GroupPurchase, which aggregated small business buying groups.

She was Director of Research at telecommunication consultancy RHK/Ovum, and previously held management and finance positions at iPass in Silicon Valley, J.P. Morgan in New York, Fidelity in Boston, and Arthur Andersen in Los Angeles. Ms. Swan speaks French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Recent publications and research interests include an ethics of perception of nanocognition, the philosophy of big data, the ideology of the biocitizen and the quantified self, the future of personal identity, and the case for cognitive enhancement.  


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"Currency Multiplicity: Social Economic Networks"   Broader Perspective  Dec 17, 2014

"Bergson-Deleuze: Incorporating Duration into Nanocognition"   Broader Perspective  Dec 8, 2014

"Bitcoin and Science: DNA is the Original Decentralized System"   Broader Perspective  Nov 24, 2014

"Blockchain AI: Consensus as the Mechanism to foster ‘Friendly’ AI"   Broader Perspective  Nov 17, 2014

"Counterparty/Ethereum: Why Bitcoin topped $450 today (was under $350 last week)"   Broader Perspective  Nov 13, 2014

"Decentralized Money: Bitcoin 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0"   Broader Perspective   Nov 10, 2014

"Connected World Wearables Free Cognitive Surplus"   Broader Perspective  Oct 27, 2014

"iSchools: Contemporary Information Technology Theory Studies"   Broader Perspective  Oct 22, 2014

"Bitcoin Newbie Series: How to Get and Spend Bitcoin"   Broader Perspective  Oct 6, 2014

"Blockchain Health - Remunerative Health Data Commons & HealthCoin RFPs"   Broader Perspective  Sep 29, 2014

"Proximity Marketing: Opportunity for Rich-Attribute Conveyance"   Broader Perspective  Sep 17, 2014

"Top 5 Killer Apps: QS-Automotive Sensors"   Ethical Technology  Sep 8, 2014

"Intracortical Recording Devices"   Broader Perspective  Aug 21, 2014

"Machine Ethics Interfaces"   futurememes.blogspot.com  Aug 6, 2014

"Nanomedical Cognitive Enhancement"   Ethical Technology  Jul 11, 2014

"Cognitive Enhancement Memory Management: Retrieval and Blocking"   Ethical Technology  Jul 7, 2014

"What is Big Data and when will it be Smart Data?"   Ethical Techology  Jun 12, 2014

"Futurist Ethics of Immanence"   Broader Perspective  Jun 6, 2014

"Wearables-Mobile-IOT Tech creates Fourth Person Perspective"   Ethical Technology  May 20, 2014

"Personalized Drone Delivery: the new Personal Computer?"   Broader Perspective  Feb 18, 2014

"Systems-level Thinking Helps to Address Protein Folding"   Ethical Technology  Jan 23, 2014

"Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Mania!"   Broader Perspective  Dec 6, 2013

"Subjective Experience and the Existence of Free Will in Bergson"   Broader Perspective  Sep 6, 2013

"Killer Apps of Cognitive Nanorobotics"   Broader Perspective   Aug 12, 2013

"The Real Question is How to Further Develop Autism-related Skills"   Broader Perspective   Jul 23, 2013

"Friendship 2.0"   Broader Perspective  May 10, 2013

"Polyamory – an Anti-Scarcity Relationship Model for the Future"   futurememes.blogspot  Feb 18, 2013

"Application of Complexity Theory: Away from Reductionist Phase Transitions"   Ethical Technology  Dec 16, 2012

"Crowd Models Become Pervasive Across Society"   Ethical Technology  Nov 26, 2012

"Crowdsourced Labor, Digital Marketplaces, and the Future of Self-Actualized eWork"   Ethical Technology  Nov 14, 2012

"Next Node Foment: my favorite elegant explanation"   The Edge  May 27, 2012

"Exciting Progress in Commercialization of Stem Cell Therapies"   Ethical Technology  Mar 11, 2012

"Synthetic Biology: Key Field of the Future"   Ethical Technology  Jan 6, 2012

"Emerging Health Technologies: Interventional anti-aging"   Ethical Technology  Jun 22, 2011

"Summary of Advances in Medical Nanotechnology"   Ethical Technology  May 11, 2011

"Key Themes in Aging Research"   Ethical Technology  Dec 8, 2010


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Two New Affiliate Scholars (Sep 22, 2010)


Past Appearances


Melanie Swan @ Symposium on Computational Philosophy (University of Birmingham, UK - Jul 02, 2012)

Melanie Swan @ 5th International Deleuze Studies Conference 2012 (Tulane University, New Orleans - Jun 25, 2012)

Melanie Swan @ Media X (Stanford University, CA - May 17, 2012)

Melanie Swan @ CONTACT Cultures of the Imagination (Mountain View, CA - Mar 30, 2012)

Swan on “DIYgenomics citizen science health research studies” (Stanford, CA - Mar 26, 2012)

Swan on “Building a Culture of Empathy” (San Jose, CA USA - Mar 17, 2012)

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