My research focuses on the questions humanity is facing today that are impacting our future—from AI to human enhancement, life extension and space exploration.
I write about the cultural, philosophical, and socio-political issues concerning what it means to be human and an awareness of our trajectory that require us to reflect on where we are headed.
My study examines who or what will govern our future, how we can strategize existential threats and assess the scope of AI and supercomputers, build awareness of cybersecurity, and protect our human rights.
Natasha holds a PhD, University of Plymouth, School of Media Arts, Design and Architecture; a MPhil, University of Plymouth, School of Communications and Media Studies; an MSc, University of Houston, School of Sciences and Technology - Future Studies; a BFA, University of Memphis, School of Fine Arts. She was filmmaker-in-residence, University of Colorado; and holds Certificates as Paralegal, Nutrition and Sports Training, American Muscle & Fitness Association.
Called an “early adapter of revolutionary changes” (Wired magazine, 2000) and a “role model for superlongevity” (Village Voice, 2001), her conceptual whole-body prototype received international recognition. While her media design works have been honored at Women in Video, the Moscow Film Festival, her most recent scientific research has been a breakthrough within the field of cryonics and long-term memory of the simple animal, the C. elegans.
Natasha was invited to the International SportAccord Convention, St. Petersburg, Russia (2013) for Olympic and non-Olympic sports to talk about human enhancement in sports and introduced the concept of a Super Olympics. At the Fujitsu Research s3i Topos Conference in Tokyo, Japan (2014), she consulted about the worlds aging population and introduced the concept of the Regenerative Generation. As a guest speaker at the Global Leader’s Forum, Seoul, South Korea (2017), Natasha introduced trans-humanity as a necessary human evolution to understand and adjustment to exponential technological advances, especially in relation to artificial intelligence.
Currently Executive Director of Humanity+, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit educational organization, she is focusing on conferences, prizes, and addressing what it means to be human in an AI-driven world.
On the academic side, she is Professor of graduate and undergraduate programs at the University of Advancing Technology, and has lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Virginia Commonwealth, Cambridge (UK) Aalto (Finland), and Polytechnic (Hong Kong) universities. Natasha continues to work with academic institutions, non-profit organizations and business about human futures. She is a track advisor at the Singularity University, on the Scientific Board of Lifeboat Foundation, a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Visiting Scholar at 21st Century Medicine, and advises non-profit organizations including Adaptive A.I. and Alcor Life Extension Foundation. She has been a consultant to IBM on the future of human performance.
Natasha is a proponent human rights, morphological freedom, and ethical means for human enhancement. Her writings have been published in Rejuvenation Research Journal, Artifact, Technoetic Arts, Nanotechnology Perceptions, Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, Death and Anti-Death. She had a bi-monthly column in Nanotechnology Now, has been a Guest Editor of The Global Spiral academic journal and on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Green Nanotechnology. Natasha is co-editor of The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Look at Philosophy and Technology (2012) Wiley-Blackwell. Natasha authored Create / Recreate: the 3rd Millennial Culture on the emerging cybernetic culture and the future of humanism and the arts and sciences. She co-authored One on One Fitness, a guide to nutrition and aerobic and anaerobic exercise for women. Currently she is writing a chapter for Oxford Handbook of Human Symbolic Evolution (Oxford University Press).