James “J.” Hughes Ph.D. serves as Associate Provost for the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB), and as a Senior Fellow in UMB’s Center for Applied Ethics. He also serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Dr. Hughes is the author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future. Dr. Hughes speaks on medical ethics, health care policy and future studies worldwide, and appears often on radio and television. Dr. Hughes lives in eastern Connecticut with his wife, the artist Monica Bock.