'Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University. Robin has an B.S. in physics from U.C. Irvine, an M.S. in physics and an M.A. in philosophy of science from University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in social science from Caltech. Robin spent nine years as a researcher in artificial intelligence and Bayesian statistics at Lockheed and NASA, and two years as a health policy scholar at U.C. Berkeley. A long time science fiction fan and discussant, Robin strives for intellectually rigorous analysis of the most important and provocative topics around. Robin has published on how to live in a computer simulation, and on how quantum universes might destroy each other. He also has analyses of the transition to robot-dominated society, of interstellar colonization, and of long term growth trends. A designer of social institutions, Robin published designs for the world wide web long before there was a web, and was a founder of the new field of prediction markets. Robin also studies the nature and rationality of human disagreement.