[ExI] What happened between Drexler and the FNI between 2004-2006?
stefan.pernar at gmail.com
Sat Aug 30 11:14:01 UTC 2008
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?
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