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Alex M. Vikoulov

Alex M. Vikoulov is CEO and Editor-in-Chief at Ecstadelic Media Group. He is a Digital Philosopher, Futurist, and Author of The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind’s Evolution.

Alex is an economist by training and philosopher by vocation. He has many years working in the corporate world, startups, as a venture capitalist, and was employed and self-employed. Throughout the years, he also engaged his passion for physics and philosophy.

Alex has a diverse background in fintech and IT industries. Ecstadelic Media Group, a PR, digital media, and publishing company is one of his latest projects. He began there as the Creative Director and eNews Editor for the EstadelicNET division. They are publishing content about new, cutting-edge scientific research, technological breakthroughs, and emerging trends. In January 2020, Alex became its CEO and Editor-in-Chief.

His book The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind’s Evolution published in January 2019, carries a weight of fresh ideas useful to AI researchers, cognitive scientists, and practitioners of related fields, philosophers, transhumanist thinkers, as well as general readers interested in a wide variety of topics from digital physics to futurology.

In April 2019, Alex published his first digital book from the series titled The Origins of Us: Evolutionary Emergence and the Omega Point Cosmology. Alex addresses some of the most flaming questions in science and philosophy: Where do we come from? What are our origins? What is our role in the grand scheme of things? The book starts with a story that happened almost exactly 400 years ago that has had a tremendous butterfly effect on us modern humans.

In May 2019, his second book The Physics of Time: D-Theory of Time & Temporal Mechanics from the series was published. Here Alex addresses probably the most interesting questions in science and philosophy: What is the deeper nature of Time? Is Time fundamental or emergent? What does it take to build a time machine and travel to the past?

His third book from the series, The Intelligence Supernova: Essays on Cybernetic Transhumanism, The Simulation Singularity & The Syntellect Emergence, was published in September 2019. The book presents us a number of essays on the future scenarios of civilizational development in light of science and philosophy of technology, economics, and sociology as well as what these accelerating changes mean to us as individuals.

Born and raised in Russia, Alex grew up as a gifted child while his parents transferred him to a lycée with enhanced math and foreign language programs. He studied humanities at Tomsk State University and had his first entrepreneurship experience by running Sibmarket Financial, among the first hedge funds

He started his career at Incombank in 1990 as a statistical analyst. From 1990 to 1994, he had his first entrepreneurship experience by running and managing Sibmarket Financial as President & CEO, one of the pioneering hedge funds in emerging markets in Russia, while also serving as a stock exchange board member.

He immigrated to the United States in 1994 at the age of 24 and then continued his studies in the U.S. where he graduated in 1999 from Armstrong University with degrees in finance and economics. From 1999 to 2001, he held a consultant position with Prudential Securities.

From 2001 to 2005, he managed the San Francisco office of First Data Corp., the largest payment processor in the U.S. From 2005 to 2013, Alex held various executive positions, and spent about 3 years as a business consultant in Southeast Asia.

Prior to Ecstadelic Media, he served as CFO and board member of the AI startup NeuroMama between 2013 and 2014.

Alex describes himself as a futurist, digital philosopher, neo-transcendentalist, transhumanist singularitarian, cosmist, scholar, consciousness researcher, entrepreneur, media artist, painter, and writer. He currently lives in Burlingame, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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