John Perry Barlow is a retired Wyoming rancher (and native), a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties organization that has been protecting the free flow of information on the Internet since 1990. He is also co-founder with Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald et.al. of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. John remains on the board of these organizations.
He has been writing about society in Cyberspace since 1988 and was first to apply that name to the global social space it presently describes. He was a founding Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In 2013, he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. More recently, he is the co-founder and Executive Vice President of Algae Systems, a revolutionary enterprise that transforms atmospheric CO2 into drinking water and carbon-negative transportation fuel, at lower costs than fuel and water produced by conventional systems and without competing for agricultural land and water. He is the father of three daughters and his primary aspiration is to be a good ancestor.