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Jamais Cascio      

Author, Founder of Open The Future, Co-founder of WorldChanging.com, Specialist in Emerging Technologies, Environmental Dilemmas, and Cultural Transformation

Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as one of their Top 100 Global Thinkers, Jamais Cascio writes about the intersection of emerging technologies, environmental dilemmas, and cultural transformation, specializing in the design and creation of plausible scenarios of the future. His work focuses on the importance of long-term, systemic thinking, emphasizing the power of openness, transparency and flexibility as catalysts for building a more resilient society.

Cascio's work appears in publications as diverse as Metropolis, the Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy. He has been featured in multiple television programs discussing foresight and environmental issues, including National Geographic Television's SIX DEGREES, its 2008 documentary on the effects of global warming, the History Channel's SCIENCE IMPOSSIBLE, its 2009 series on emerging technologies, and the 2010 Canadian Broadcasting Company documentary, SURVIVING THE FUTURE.

Cascio speaks about future possibilities around the world, at a variety of venues. Recent appearances include the Fifth Astana Economic Forum in Astana, Kazakhstan, the 2012 National Geographic Aspen Environmental Forum, and Futuro e Sostanabilita in Rome. He was a featured speaker at the TED 2006 conference, "The Future We Will Create," in Monterey, California.

In early 2009, he released his first book, Hacking the Earth: Understanding the Consequences of Geoengineering. Subsequently, he served as technical advisor for the Australian Broadcasting Company's 2010 alternate reality game about geoengineering, BLUEBIRD. In late 2010, he was invited to present on the subject at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.

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