is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity endowed for the purpose of educating the public on the practicality and necessity of greatly extending human life, consistent with diversity and unity, via geoethical nanotechnology and personal cyberconsciousness.The web page doesn't say who the founders are. It does say that Terasem is sponsoring its "1st Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology" in Lincoln, Vermont, July 20th, 2005. It also says that
WHAT DOES TERASEM DO?
The Terasem Movement accomplishes its objectives by convening publicly accessible symposia, publishing explanatory analyses, conducting demonstration projects, issuing grants, and encouraging public belief in a positive technologically-based future.
WHERE IS TERASEM LOCATED?
The Terasem Movement's main office is at 201 Oak Street, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951. The Terasem Movement also maintains a retreat in Lincoln VT (10,000 square feet on 25 acres completely surrounded by 500 acres of the Green Mountain National Forest) and a Washington DC-area office. Its phone and fax numbers are 321-676-3690 and 321-676-3691, respectively.
WHEN DID TERASEM START?
The Terasem Movement was formed in 2002. A sister organization, the Terasem Movement Foundation, was formed in 2004.
WHY WAS TERASEM FORMED?
The founders of Terasem are concerned that the potential of nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness for relieving human suffering and extending human life will be truncated due to unwarranted fears and concerns. The founders are also concerned, however, that nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness could be made available only to an elite, or in a manner that creates class divisions within society. The founders believe that nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness needs to be developed consistently with full respect for diversity and unity so that the potential for greatly extending human life and relieving human suffering can be realized.
HOW DOES TERASEM OPERATE?
Terasem is funded with an endowment from its founders. Terasem does not seek or solicit outside financial contributions. It is managed by the founders based on advice from experts in the fields of nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness.
Martine Rothblatt endowed the sponsor to encourage earth to move forward with curative GRAIN (Genomics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Nanotechnology) technologies. Based on her experience in implementing new world-changing technologies, she believes that publicly accessible information and reasonable regulatory controls are essential to overcome resistance to technological change. She was previously responsible for co-founding the first non-governmental international satellite communications system (PanAmSat), launching the global vehicle tracking industry (Geostar), creating the satellite sound broadcasting alternative to shortwave (WorldSpace) and founding/running a major satellite-to-car digital radio company (Sirius Satellite Radio).
She also represented the Radio Astronomy quiet band interests of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Radio Frequencies and led the International Bar Association's effort to provide the United Nations with a draft Human Genome Treaty. In 1996 she formed United Therapeutics, a NASDAQ-traded biotech company with FDA-approved therapies for pulmonary disease, advanced clinical trials in oncology, and one of the world's largest telemedicine networks.