Christine Peterson is an American nanotechnologist, futurist, and the co-founder of Foresight Institute. She coined the term ‘Open Source’ when used in connection with software. Christine Peterson writes, lectures, and briefs the media on coming powerful technologies, especially nanotechnology and life extension. She is Co-Founder and Past President of Foresight Institute, the leading nanotech public interest group. Foresight educates the public, technical community, and policymakers on nanotechnology and its long-term effects.