Jamais Cascio

Jamais Cascio writes about the intersection of emerging technologies
and cultural transformation, and specializes in the design and creation
of plausible scenarios of the future. His work focuses on the
relationships between disparate forces and systems, and the importance
of long-term, systemic thinking, particularly regarding the environment
and technological development. In 2003, he 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. His articles at WorldChanging covered topics including
energy and the environment, global development, open source
technologies, and catalysts for social change. In March, 2006, he
launched Open the Future as his new online home.

Cascio has
spoken about future scenarios around the world at venues such as the
FuturShow 3000 in Bologna, Italy, and the TED 2006 conference in
Monterey, California. His essays about technology and society have
appeared in a variety of publications, including Wired, Salon and Time.
Cascio has worked on a number of television and film projects, and
designed the science fiction game settings Transhuman Space: Broken
Dreams and Transhuman Space: Toxic Memes, exploring explore issues of
posthumanity, intellectual property, sapient AI, nanotechnology, and
bioengineering. Jamais has degrees in Anthropology, History and
Political Science.