Giulio Prisco, born in Naples (Italy) in 1957, is an Italian information technology virtual reality consultant; as well as a writer, futurist, and transhumanist. He is an advocate of cryonics and contributes to the science and technology online magazine Tendencias21. He produces teleXLR8, an online talk program using virtual reality and video conferencing, and focused on highly imaginative science and technology. He writes and speaks on a wide range of topics, including science, information technology, emerging technologies, virtual worlds, space exploration and futurology. Prisco's ideas on virtual realities, technological immortality, mind uploading, and new scientific religions are extensively featured in the OUP book "Apocalyptic AI - Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality".
Formerly a senior manager in the European Space Agency, Prisco is a physicist and computer scientist. He served as a member on the board of directors of World Transhumanist Association, of which he was temporarily executive director, and continues to serve as a member on the board of directors of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies  and of the Associazione Italiana Transumanisti. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Lifeboat Foundation and a founding member of the Order of Cosmic Engineers, and the Turing Church, fledgling organizations which claim that the benefits of a technological singularity, which would come from accelerating change, should or would be viable alternatives to the promises of major religious groups.
Prisco has been repeatedly at odds with technocritic Dale Carrico who argues that transhumanism is technological utopianism turned into a new religious movement. Prisco agrees but counters that transhumanism is an “unreligion” because it offers many of the benefits of religion without its drawbacks.
- "Mi otra vida virtual, El Pais".
- "Mondes virtuels, Web de demain ?".
- "SECOND LIFE : PUBLICIDAD DE PÍXEL".
- "The Ci'NUM Designers of Tomorrow".
- "Giulio Prisco's blog".
- "La eternidad no empieza aquí… por ahora".
- "TeleXLR8 wants to be the "TED" for virtual worlds".
- "MIND and MAN: Getting Mental with Giulio Prisco".
- "Future and You podcast, Feb 20th 2008".
- "Globalization and Open Source Nano Economy".
- Geraci, Robert M. Apocalyptic AI - Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality. ISBN 978-0-19-539302-6.
- "Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies bio page for Giulio Prisco".
- "Associazione Italiana Transumanisti: Umanesimo Scientifico: intervista a Giulio Prisco".
- "Lifeboat Foundation's bio page for Giulio Prisco".
- "Order of Cosmic Engineers".
- "Secondhand Smoke: Give Me That New Transhumanist Religion".
- "Giulio Prisco To Present in Second Life Conference on the Future of Religion".
- "Un universo paralelo (y digital)".
- "Technological Transcendence: An Interview with Giulio Prisco".
- "Ten Cosmist Convictions (Mostly by Giulio Prisco)".
- "Amor Mundi: Giulio Prisco's Defense of Superlative Nonsense".
- "Transhumanist spirituality, again".