Brad Templeton founded the world's first internet-based business ("dot-com":) and today is a developer of and commentator on self-driving cars, software architect, Chairman Emeritus of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and writes and speaks on computing, automated transportation, and civil rights issues. Templeton has been a consultant on Google's self-driving car team and is founding faculty at Singularity University.
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  • Director of the futurist Foresight Nanotech Institute, a think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies

  • Founder, publisher and software architect at ClariNet Communications Corp., which in the 1990s became the first internet-based business, creating an electronic newspaper

  • Participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days, and has been involved in the development of important pieces of software including VisiCalc and Stuffit


  • "Brad's combination of charisma, wit and intelligence made him the stand-out speaker at the Think with Google events across Europe. He inspired C-level audiences from London to Rome to Amsterdam and was consistently rated the best speaker."

    Matt Brocklehurst