Charlie was the sponsor, organizer, and Master of Ceremonies of the highly successful 3-DAY TRANSVISION 2007 CONFERENCE, held in Chicago He brought together over 30 scientists and celebrities from around the world to present and discuss technologies that will interact with humans for a better future. The event included celebrity icon William Shatner; Director of Engineering at Google, Ray Kurzweil; Founder of Sirius Satellite Radio and United Pharmaceuticals, Martine Rothblatt; Founder of the X PRIZE Foundation, and Zero-Gravity Corporation, Peter Diamandis; Robotics designer, David Hanson; world citizen and acclaimed futurist Jose Cordeiro; and many others. It was at this conference where the idea for the Singularity University was conceived. It was also responsible for the creation of the world’s first interactive sentient avatar/robot Bina48.
Charles has a wide background in many areas including biochemistry, music, writing, attended medical school, was inducted as a member of, by invitation-only, Phi Theta Kappa, the world’s largest and most prestigious honor society for maintaining an exceptional GPA and adhering to the society’s high moral standards. He owned and operated his own development company, producer of several films including Transcendent Man, and provided songs for films including The Singularity Is Near, starred in several music videos about the future, and he’s currently on the advisory boards of the Brink Institute, Coalition For Radical Life Extension, The Life Boat Foundation, and the Center For Conscious Creativity. He’s currently the CEO of a company that creates life-like human digital avatars.