Brad Templeton is a developer of and commentator on self-driving cars, software architect, board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, internet entrepreneur, futurist lecturer, writer and observer of cyberspace issues, hobby photographer and an artist. He is the founder, publisher and software architect at ClariNet Communications Corp., which in the 1990s became the first internet-based business. He has been active in the computer network community since 1979, participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days and in 1987 founded and edited a special USENET conference devoted to comedy. Templeton has been involved in the development of important pieces of software including VisiCalc, the world’s first computer spreadsheet, and Stuffit for archiving and compressing computer files. A noted speaker and writer covering copyright law and political and social issues related to computing and networks, he is also a director of the futurist Foresight Nanotech Institute, a think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies.
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