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Giulio Prisco is an information technology and virtual reality consultant;[1][2][3][4] as well as a writer, futurist,[5] and transhumanist.[6] Currently based in Madrid, Spain, he runs the consulting company Metafuturing and contributes to the science and technology online magazine Tendencias21.[7] He writes and speaks on a wide range of topics,[8] including science, information technology, emerging technologies, virtual worlds, space exploration and futurology.[9]

Formerly a senior manager in the European Space Agency, Prisco is a physicist and computer scientist. He served as a member on the board of directors of World Transhumanist Association, of which he was temporarily executive director, and continues to serve as a member on the board of directors of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies [10] and of the Associazione Italiana Transumanisti. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Lifeboat Foundation[11] and a founding member of the Order of Cosmic Engineers, a fledgling organization which claims that the benefits of a technological singularity, which would come from accelerating change, should or would be viable alternatives to the promises of major religious groups.[12][13][14] Prisco has been repeatedly at odds with technocritic Dale Carrico on the question of whether or not transhumanism is a form of pseudoreligious technophilia.[15]

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