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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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Articles


"Cognitive Easing: Human Identity Crisis in a World of Technology"   Broader Perspective  Jan 7, 2017

"Blockchain Fintech: Programmable Risk and Securities as a Service"   Broader Perspective  Oct 22, 2016

"Defining the Blockchain Economy: What is Decentralized Finance?"   Broader Perspective  Sep 17, 2016

"Bio-Cryptoeconomy: Nanorobotic DACs for Cell Repair and Enhancement"   Broader Perspective  Aug 29, 2016

"Decentralized Crypto-Finance: Blockchains, Automatic Markets, and Algorithmic Trust"   Broader Perspective   Aug 17, 2016


Recent Multimedia


Crypto Enlightenment: A Social Theory of Blockchains   2015-11-05

DIYgenomics   2013-08-30


News


IEET Affiliate Scholar Melanie Swan Interviewed on Finance Disrupted (Oct 14, 2016)

Vita-More, Swan at NY Posthuman Research Group Symposium (Apr 03, 2016)

Two New Affiliate Scholars (Sep 22, 2010)


Past Appearances


Melanie Swan @ Rethink/ECONOMICS (ConsenSys, 49 Bogart Street, Brooklyn NY - Sep 15, 2016)

Vita-More, Swan at NY Posthuman Research Group Symposium (New York University - Apr 22, 2016)

Wallach, Hughes, Rothblatt, Swan, Baum @ World Technology Summit (NYC, NY USA - Nov 20, 2015)

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)

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