Dr Aharon Hauptman

Israel Senior Researcher (ICTAF - the Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis and Forecasting)
Senior researcher at ICTAF, member of the iKNOW Project team
Language(s): Hebrew, English, Polish

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Gender :
Male
Nationality :
Israeli
Most prominent role :
Researcher in higher educational institution
Education qualification :
Doctorate
Languages :
Hebrew, English, Polish
Primary Work information
Type of employer :
Non-governmental, not for profit, not representing commercial interest organisation
Employer :
ICTAF - the Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis and Forecasting
Location :
Israel Israel
Position :
Senior Researcher
Main activities :
Research
Research information
Interest in Individual research related to :
• Interdisciplinary
Type of research :
Other type of research :
• Foresight
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ACTIVITIES AND AREAS OF INTEREST

  • First contact with extra-terrestrial intelligence

    First contact with extra-terrestrial intelligence

    First Contact: Contact with extra-terrestrial intelligence/civilisation is established

     
     
  • Space colonisation

    Space colonisation

    Low-cost space travel and human enhancement technologies enable massive migration of humans from earth and establishing permanent space colonies on other planet or on large space stations.

     
     
  • Earth biosphere damaged by Gamma-ray bursts

    Earth biosphere damaged by Gamma-ray bursts

    Gamma-ray bursts originating thousands of light-years away cause serious damage to the earth biosphere, including shutting down photosynthesis in the oceans at depths of up to 260 feet. Gamma-ray bursts are linked to mass extin...

     
     
  • Space war

    Space war

    A military confrontation takes place in space, using space weapons such as anti-satellite lasers and missiles, space-planes, etc.

     
     
  • A Solar storm disrupts critical systems

    A Solar storm disrupts critical systems

    An intense Solar storm seriously disrupts communication networks, electronic devices, computers, power networks etc.

     
     
  • The EU takes a lead in manned space missions

    The EU takes a lead in manned space missions

    In contrast to its previous policy, and following the decreasing interest in manned space missions in the US, the EU invests huge resources in manned missions to space and becomes a world leader in these endeavors.

     
     
  • Revolutionary space propulsion technology

    Revolutionary space propulsion technology

    New space propulsion technology (not based on chemical rockets) enables a dramatic reduction of the cost per pound required to get a satellite into orbit or to propel a spacecraft to its destination in space This is achieved b...

     
     
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  • Optical lifting demonstrated for the first time

    Optical lifting demonstrated for the first time

    Scientists observed and experimentally verified a micrometer-scale object being lifted by a beam of laser light. Optical lifting may be useful for improving the design of solar sails for interstellar space travel. The scientist...

     
     
  • Privatisation of space flights

    Privatisation of space flights

    Growing efforts of commercial firms to commercialise space travel, including space tourism. For example, Boeing has teamed up recently with a private spaceflight marketing firm to sell passenger seats for future flights of its ...

     
     
  • Space junk is piling

    Space junk is piling

    The space between the Earth and the Moon is filled with space debris (burnt out rocket casings, broken satellites, etc.) Space debris can circle the Earth for years until it slams into something, creating yet more space debris....

     
     
  • Malicious GPS jamming

    Malicious GPS jamming

    The latest GPS (Global Position System) jamming devices are now (in 2010) being used by car thieves in the UK to render stolen cars and trucks undetectable by law enforcement. In Germany, it’s believed that some drivers are u...

     
     
  • Accumulating evidence that life is or was possible on Mars

    Accumulating evidence that life is or was possible on Mars

    A growing number of scientists tend to think that Mars habits (or was habiting) some forms of life, following a variety of recent discoveries that support the assumption that life is or was possible there. It is not considered ...

     
     
  • Discovery of earth-like extra-solar planets

    Discovery of earth-like extra-solar planets

    As of December 2, 2010, 505 extra-sols planets were detected. Most are giant planets (like Jupiter), but recently several relatively lightweight exoplanets, only a few times more massive than Earth, have also been detected, thu...

     
     
  • Life-form thriving on arsenic was discovered on Earth

    Life-form thriving on arsenic was discovered on Earth

    NASA-funded research discovered microorganisms on Earth (in Mono Lake, California), able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. According to NASA, this finding of an alternative biochemistry makeup will alter...

     
     
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