Mike Treder, executive director of the
Center for Responsible
Nanotechnology (CRN), is a professional writer, speaker, and activist
with a background in technology and communications company management.
In 2002, he cofounded CRN, a non-profit research and advocacy
organization that promotes public awareness and education, and works for
the crafting of effective policy to maximize benefits and reduce dangers.
As an accomplished presenter on the societal implications of emerging
technologies, he has addressed conferences and groups in the United
States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and Brazil.
Mike presented “Safe Utilization of Advanced Nanotechnology” when he was the Keynote Speaker at the First International Seminar on Nanotechnology, Society, and the Environment, in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He presented “Do Sweat the Small Stuff: Why Everyone Should Care about Nanotechnology” at the World Future Society 2005 Conference, and “Four Challenges of Nanotechnology” at the Spring 2004 Foresight Institute Senior Associates Gathering. He coauthored Safe Utilization of Advanced Nanotechnology in KurzweilAI.net, and authored Accelerating Paradigm Shifts in Information Storage and Retrieval in Extropy Journal. You can hear him in this small WORLD podcast.
He is a consultant to the Millennium Project of the American Council for the United Nations University, is a Research Fellow with the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Risks Council, is on the Nanotech Briefs Editorial Advisory Board, is a consultant to the Future Technologies Advisory Group, and is a member of the World Future Society.
Listen to Mike on The Future And You.
Mike attended the University of Washington in Seattle with a major in Biology and now resides in New York City.