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Brad Templeton
EFF, Foresight Institute, Starship Technologies, robocars.com, ClariNet
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Brad Templeton

Company: EFF, Foresight Institute, Starship Technologies, robocars.com, ClariNet
Title: Track Chair
Location: Sunnyvale, United States
Fields of operation: Social, Science
Twitter: bradtem

Brad Templeton founded ClariNet Communications Corp., the first internet-based content company. (Sold to Individual Inc/Newsedge Corp.) ClariNet published an online electronic newspaper delivered for live reading on subscribers machines. He has been active in the internet community since 1979, participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days and in 1987 he founded and edited rec.humor.funny, the world's most widely read computerized conference on that network, and today the world's longest running blog. He has founded 2 software companies and is the author of a dozen packaged microcomputer software products.

He is Chairman Emeritus of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading civil rights advocacy group for cyberspace, and working on its new futures project. He is founding computing faculty at Singularity University, a new multi-discliplanary school of rapidly changing technology, and was chair for computing from 2010-2017 while they had that title. He writes and researches the future of automated transportation at Robocars.com and worked for two years on Google's team building these cars. He is also on the board of the Foresight Institute (A nonprofit Nanotech think-tank) and technical advisor to delivery robot company Starship Technologies, BitTorrent, NewAer, and Quanergy. He is also a well known photograper and artist at Burning Man, and a popular speaker at international events on cars, online rights and other topics.