Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom

Formal First Name
Niklas (Nick)
3/10/1973 - present

Nick Bostrom is a Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University. He has been recognized as one of the most important thinkers of our age. Bostrom is a philosopher and polymath with a background in theoretical physics, computational neuroscience, logic, artificial intelligence, and philosophy. His widely influential work on philosophy, science, ethics, and technology has cast a new light on the human condition. He is the author of over 200 publications, which have been translated into 28 languages.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Bostrom is the Founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, a multidisciplinary research center based in Oxford.
  • There have been more than 100 translations and reprints of his works. 
  • His publications have garnered more than 13,000 academic citations. 
  • He is a repeat TED speaker and has done more than 2,000 interviews with television, radio, and print media.  
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.
  • He is the recipient of a Eugene R. Gannon Award.
  • He has been listed on Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list twice. 
  • He was included on Prospect’s World Thinkers list, the youngest person in the top 15.
  • He is best known for his work in five areas:
    1. existential risk
    2. the simulation argument
    3. anthropics
    4. impacts of future technology
    5. implications of consequentialism for global strategy