[ExI] What happened between Drexler and the FNI between 2004-2006?

Stefan Pernar stefan.pernar at gmail.com
Sat Aug 30 11:14:01 UTC 2008

Hi all,

I was doing some digging to understand the background of what happened from
2004-2006 between Drexler and the Foresight Nanotech Institute he
co-founded. Why the split and eventual disassociation?

There is this 2004 Wired article from October 2004 but it is incredibly
light on the why's (http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/drexler.html)

Below a time line of his positions within the Institute as I managed to
reconstruct it using the Way Back machine and the ExI chat archive:

until Apr 03, 2004 => Chairman: K. Eric Drexler, Ph.D.
Apr 04, 2004 => Founder and Chairman Emeritus: K. Eric Drexler, Ph.D.
Apr 21, 2004 => http://e-drexler.com live
Aug 03, 2004 => K. Eric Drexler, Chairman, Board of Advisors
May 26, 2005 => K. Eric Drexler, Founder and Advisor
Apr 21, 2006 => Nothing, "no association"

None of the weekly newsletters nor the quarterly updates of the FNI even
mention his departure - just the appointment of a successor...

Can some of the old timers please share their insights?


Stefan Pernar
3-E-101 Silver Maple Garden
#6 Cai Hong Road, Da Shan Zi
Chao Yang District
100015 Beijing
Mobil: +86 1391 009 1931
Skype: Stefan.Pernar
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.extropy.org/pipermail/extropy-chat/attachments/20080830/c214d91d/attachment.html>

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list