Michel Bauwens is the founder and director of the P2P Foundation and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. Michel is also research director of CommonsTransition.org. a platform for policy development aimed toward a society of the Commons and a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group, with Silke Helfrich and David Bollier, organizers of major global conferences on the commons and economics.
Steven Vervaecke is a founding member of the Web 3.0 Informal Steering Group.
He is a well-versed senior service desk engineer with over a decade of experience in the technology field on a professional level. And nearly 20 years of experience overall including spare time projects and technology passions. Professionally having operated in many different companies and projects, while not specialised he is knowledgeable of many different technologies. Therefor he is able to fit all the pieces together to compose a holistic view of a topic. And therefore, can often accurately assess a problem and direct the right resources to it in terms of escalation. Continue reading “Steven Vervaecke is a founding member of the Web 3.0 Informal Steering Group”
He is considered by many to be one of the most informed and innovative futurists in the world. An electrical engineer by education, he is best-known for writing and thinking about high impact surprises—wild cards—and the process of surprise anticipation and for having conceived of and developed the first national surprise anticipation system in the world for the government of Singapore.
In 1989, Petersen founded The Arlington Institute (TAI), a non-profit, future-oriented research institute where he now edits and publishes FUTUREdition, an internationally acclaimed newsletter that tracks early indicators of potentially significant futures.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Kirk grew up in northern Indiana, near the shores of Lake Michigan. After graduating high school and spending four years with the intelligence branch of the United States Air Force during the period 1963 – 1967, Kirk attended Indiana University, receiving a Master’s Degree in the Russian language in 1974. Kirk then headed east to work for the National Security Agency (NSA), retiring in October of 2001.
He is best known as an advocate for “Libre Ethical Technology”. Trained as a Software Engineer he took an interest in Free Software (Samba) in 1995 after noticing a yawning chasm between the Microsoft and UNIX / Linux worlds.
He then watched for the next two decades as the ongoing sandboxed commercialisation (exploitation) of Software Libre, still in effect today, rolled forwards, and decided to start some hardware initiatives (EOMA68, Libre-SOC) to bridge that chasm just as he did with Samba, but now in the hardware world.
Luke loves Mythbusters, Rollerblading, has read over 700 sci-fi and fantasy novels, writes poetry, has two beautiful daughters, works intermittently on a Particle Physics theory and design and builds his own 3D printers. He has a form of Asperger’s and is, paradoxically, a reclusive extrovert.
He is a technology and financial analyst with more than 40 years of experience. Stephen has extensive operational and entrepreneurial experience, able to bridge the gap between new ideas and the financial implications of a technology. He has published widely including deep investigations into Google and Amazon, and more recently on the Deep Web and the Dark Web.
He consults pro bono to governments and law enforcement agencies.
He is a solution architect and software engineer with over a decade of experience delivering enterprise projects at some of the largest telecoms companies in Europe, America, and Asia. A part-time Youtuber with over 100,000 subscribers. A professional day trader with hundreds of thousands of dollars in managed assets. He is a free speech advocate and the CEO of BitChute, an alt-tech alternative to Youtube that puts creators first.
Robert David Steele is the founder of the Web 3.0 informal steering group that will over time grow to be a county-level network of Constitutionally-committed citizens who create CountyCoin and CountyWeb to break free of all centralized and rigged systems including particularly the date centers, cloud services, and proprietary software and hardware companies with unConstitutional “bad doors” used by various foreign powers as well as rogue elements of government at all levels.
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