One of the today’s most influential futurists, Jamais Cascio explores 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.
Jamais Cascio speaks about future possibilities around the world, and has been featured at a variety of conferences, including TED 2006, “The Future We Will Create,” in Monterey, California, MobileMonday in Amsterdam, and the Singularity Summit in San Francisco. Jamais Cascio also speaks regularly to audiences in the worlds of business, education, and government.
Jamais Cascio is the author of the book Hacking the Earth: Understanding the Consequences of Geoengineering, and his writings on the environment, technology and social change appear regularly in diverse publications, from Technology Review to Foreign Policy. Jamais Cascio makes occasional television appearances, and was featured in National Geographic Television’s SIX DEGREES, its 2008 documentary on the effects of global warming.
A Senior Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Jamais Cascio has worked in the field of scenario development for over a decade. After several years as technology specialist at scenario planning pioneer Global Business Network, he went on to craft a wide array of scenarios on topics including energy, nuclear proliferation, and sustainable development. Jamais Cascio is currently an affiliate at the Institute for the Future.
In 2003, Jamais Cascio co-founded Worldchanging.com, the award-winning website dedicated to finding and calling attention to models, tools and ideas for building a “bright green” future.