Advisory Board

Douglas Hewlett, J.D.

Douglas Hewlett, J.D. is Founder at Singularity Policy Initiative Inc., Lawyer at Hewlett Law Office, and Director and Secretary Treasurer at Central Alberta Development Corporation.
The mission of the Singularity Policy Initiative (“SPI”) is to transcend the Singularity with the natural evolution of life maintained and our humanity intact. This will be achieved by protecting cultural diversity, bio-diversity, and our individuality.
SPI recognizes that advancements in the information-based technologies including: genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biological sciences, and synthetic biology are increasing at an exponential rate. The probability of dramatically extending and enhancing human life and capabilities in the next 20–30 years is very high. The implications of humans achieving God-like powers in this short time frame needs to be addressed. A framework needs to be established for us to grow into this role.
Doug earned his BCOM in Finance at the University of Alberta in 1977. He earned his B.A. in Political Science & Economics at the University of Alberta in 1981. He earned his J.D. at York University – Osgoode Hall Law School in 1991. He is a graduate of Singularity University.
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