Richard J. Sexton is the founder and owner in 1994 of VRx, a research and development center for systems and biological sciences. A Unix programmer since the seventies and Internet user since the eighties, he has had a impact on net culture and policy and in 1996 lead a group that initiated the development of new top level domain names and has spent the last 20 years working on software that organizes information on the web in a similar way that the human brain does via the adaptive self organization hypothesis. A prolific writer he can be found in newspapers, magazines, on television and in person speaking on a number of subject, primarily domain name, computers and aquatic sciences.