Mike Treder is a professional writer, speaker, and activist with a background in technology and communications company management. In 2002, Treder co-founded the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN), a non-profit think tank. CRN promotes public awareness and education, and the crafting of effective policy to maximize benefits and reduce dangers. Treder is executive director of CRN. 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.
In addition to his work with CRN, Treder is a Research Fellow with the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, a consultant to the Millennium Project of the American Council for the United Nations University and to the Future Technologies Advisory Group, serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Risks Council, is on the Nanotech Briefs Editorial Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of the World Transhumanist Association, is a member of the Executive Advisory Team for the Extropy Institute, a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and a member of the World Future Society. He also founded the Incipient Posthuman website and is listed as a “Big Thinker” on KurzweilAI.net. Treder lives in New York City.