Giulio Prisco is Executive Director and Board member of the World Transhumanist Association (WTA), founder and CEO of metafuturing S.L., a company specializing in Science and Technology Consulting, Internet Services and Virtual Reality, and is the Director of the futurist consulting consortium FutureTag. He is based in Madrid, Spain, where he founded the Spanish transhumanist group FASTRA. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and on the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN) Global Task Force on Implications and Policy.
Giulio is a former physicist and computer scientist, and former manager at the European Space Agency (ESA). He worked at CERN from 1984 to 1988, ESA from 1988 to 1993, and the European Union Satellite Centre from 1993 to 2005. He has in-depth expertise in several fields including physics, scientific software design and development, real-time software design and development, computer science, high performance computing and networking, computer graphics and Virtual Reality, satellite observation and surveillance, geomatics, space, defence, technology foresight, technology management, administration, and management. Besides, he has developed an excellent high level, horizontal view of the interrelations and synergies between different science and technology domains.
He authored How long before uploading?, Engineering Transcendence, Globalization and Open Source Nano Economy, Transhumanism, a philosophy for the third millennium, MMOGs in the tens, Interview with Frank J. Tipler, Interview with Rudy Rucker, Interview with Robert Ettinger, Cross -media and -disciplinary science communication in a rapidly changing world, I am a posthuman cyborg, and From Wi-Fi to a Global Brain, and coauthored Shadows and the concept of self, Parallelization of a Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) code for fluid dynamics, and 3D exploitation system for operational applications of Earth observation data.
Giulio earned a degree in theoretical/computational physics at Universitá degli Studi di Napoli ‘Federico II’ in 1983.