Research Director, Acceleration
Studies Foundation; Futurist in Residence,
Jerry Paffendorf is Futurist in Residence
with the Electric Sheep Company, the first
company providing professional services
for the emerging 3D Web AKA the metaverse.
He also serves as Research Director of the
Acceleration Studies Foundation, a nonprofit
dedicated to improving our understanding
of accelerating technological change, its
drivers and implications. A curator of ideas
about change and the future, Jerry helps
put together the Accelerating Change, State
of Play, Second Life Community Convention,
and Metaverse Roadmap Summit conferences.
Jerry holds a BFA from Montclair State University
in New Jersey, and an MS in Studies of the
Future from the University of Houston. He
lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.