BRAD TEMPLETON

developer and commentator on robocar technology, and self driving cars. he is a software architect and senior contributor at forbes on transportation.

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Keynote Speaker Category: Cryptocurrency, Digital Equality, Digital Technology, Future Trends, Robotics, TEDX, The Future, The Future of Transport,

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

Brad Templeton is the Chairman Emeritus of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a fellow of the Foresight Institute.

He is an expert on self-driving cars and robots. Brad worked on Google’s car team in its infancy. He is also an advisor and/or investor for car OEMs and many of the top startups in robocars, sensors, delivery robots and even some flying cars. Plus AR/VR and software.

Topics:

  • How high-tech saved us from the pandemic and how it will do more if there’s a next time
  • The coming of self-driving cars and their impact on society (and many sub-topics)
  • Hot computing topics: The internet’s secret sauce; abundance of bandwidth; VR/AR; the reality of the “internet of things” and snippets on other topics below.
  • Bitcoin and the future of money
  • Privacy in the future, The NSA and the Snowden disclosures
  • Copyright and the creative economy — how people can make money from creative work in the post-scarcity world.
  • Introduction to exponential thinking and singularity ideas — how to change your mindset for the new pace of technology
  • The lessons the computer industry can teach the world about living with change

BIOGRAPHY

Brad Templeton is a developer of and commentator on self-driving cars, software architect, internet entrepreneur, and futurist lecturer.

Brad was founder, publisher and software architect at ClariNet Communications Corp., which in the 1990s became the first internet-based business, creating an electronic newspaper. He has been active in the computer network community since 1979, participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days, and in 1987 founded and edited a special USENET conference devoted to comedy.

Today he is chair for Computing and Networks at Singularity University, a multi-disciplanary school that teaches about how rapidly changing technologies will affect the world. He is actively researching how to combine telephony and Presence.

Brad also writes and researches the future of automated transportation at Robocars.com. He spent 2 years advising Google’s self-driving car team, focusing on strategy and future technologies.

Brad is on the board of directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a longtime writer on cyberspace issues. The EFF, founded in 1990, is devoted to civil rights online, in particular free speech and encryption rights. He served as chairman of the EFF from 2000 to 2010.

He is a director of the futurist Foresight Nanotech Institute, a think tank and public interest organisation focused on transformative future technologies. Brad is also a software design advisor to BitTorrent, Inc., the corporation founded to commercialise the world’s most popular P2P large-file publishing software, and a former member of its board of directors. He also advises other startups such as NewAer, Quanergy and RePost.

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