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Jamais Cascio
Founder, Open the Future

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. A recurring theme in his current writing is the importance of openness, transparency and flexibility as a toolkit for social and technological progress.

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. In his time at WorldChanging, Cascio wrote nearly 2000 articles, covering topics including urban design, climate science, renewable energy, open source models, emerging technologies, social networks, "leapfrog" global development, and much more. His current web home is OpenTheFuture.com.

Cascio's essays on the environment, technology and social change appear in and are discussed by both online and print publications, including MSNBC and Salon, and have been cited by numerous academic and online writers. Cascio has spoken about future possibilities around the world, at venues including South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas, FuturShow3000 in Bologna, Italy, and the TED 2006 conference, "The Future We Will Create," in Monterey, California.

Cascio has worked in the field of scenario development for over a decade. After several years at scenario planning pioneer Global Business Network, he went on to craft scenarios on topics ranging from energy (for an industry think tank), nuclear proliferation (for a political research non-profit), and sustainable development (for a multi-client project). He has also applied his scenario development skills in the entertainment industry, designing several well-received science fiction game settings, and advising multiple television and film projects.

Cascio lives outside of San Francisco, California, with his wife, two cats, and four Macs.
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