Nikola Danaylov is an Honorary Member of the Academy.
#1 Bestselling Author of Conversations with the Future, Nikola Danaylov is a Keynote Speaker, Vegan Futurist, Strategic Adviser, popular Blogger and Podcast host.
In 1998 Nikola moved to Canada where he completed an HBA in Political Science, Philosophy & Economics at the University of Toronto followed by an MA in Political Science at York University.
It was at YorkU that Nikola became deeply interested in the Technological Singularity and wrote “Hacking Destiny: Critical Security at the Intersection of Human and Machine Intelligence.”
In 2011 Nikola went to NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California and completed the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University.
Nikola has spoken at public events on topics ranging from technology, transhumanism and the technological singularity to new media, blogging, and podcasting. He has been ranked within the top 10 people the AI Elite follow on Twitter, profiled in Next Stage Rising Stars Magazine and has been interviewed himself for numerous documentary films, blogs, podcasts, magazines, and newspapers.
Nikola’s Singularity.FM interviews have had over 5 million views on iTunes and YouTube and have been featured on international TV networks as well as some of the biggest blogs in the world, such as BBC, MTV, Space, ArteTV, TV Japan, the Telegraph, io9, the Huffington Post, ZDNet, BoingBoing, and others.
Today Singularity Weblog is the biggest independent blog on related topics. The Singularity.FM podcast is the first, most popular and widely recognized interview series in the niche and, according to Prof. Roman Yampolskiy, Nikola has established himself as the “Larry King of the Singularity.”
Nikola is a vegan who lives in Toronto, Canada with his beloved wife Julie and their 17-year-old Yorkshire Terrier Georgie.