Jamais Cascio

Jamais Cascio is a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer and ethical futurist.

In the 1990s, Cascio worked for the futurist and scenario planning firm Global Business Network. In 2003, he co-founded the popular environmental website Worldchanging, where he was a primary contributor.

At Worldchanging, he covered a broad variety of topics, from energy and climate change to global development, open source, and bio- and nanotechnologies. In early 2006, he left Worldchanging, and now blogs at [http://www.openthefuture.com/ Open The Future] , a title based on his WorldChanging.com essay, ' [http://worldchanging.com/archives/004122.html The Open Future] '.

He currently serves as the Global Futures Strategist for the [http://www.crnano.org/ Center for Responsible Nanotechnology] , is a Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and is a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future.

Cascio is also known as a speculative futurist, having written two books for the GURPS science fiction role-playing game series "Transhuman Space", "Broken Dreams" (2002) and "Toxic Memes" (2003).

Cascio's work could be classified as techno-progressive. He speaks and writes frequently on the use of future studies as a tool for anticipating and managing environmental and technological crises. In 2006, he spoke at the TED conference.

See also

* Participatory panopticon


* [http://www.iftf.org/user/800 Jamais Cascio bio at the Institute for the Future]
* [http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/bio/cascio/ Jamais Cascio bio at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies]
* [http://www.life-enhancement.com/le/neofiles/default.asp?ID=66 Interview with Jamais Cascio by R.U. Sirius in Neofiles]
* Risks to civilization, humans and planet Earth

External links

* [http://www.openthefuture.com/ Open The Future]
* [http://www.worldchanging.com/ The Worldchanging Site]
* [http://www.worldchanging.com/jamais_bio.html Jamais Cascio bio on Worldchanging]
* [http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail375.html Talk by Jamais Cascio at 2005 Meshforum]
* [http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail728.html Talk at Accelerating Change 2005 Conference]
* [http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/01/the_carbon_footprint_of_the_american_cheeseburger.php Jamais Cascio on the Carbon Footprint of the American Cheeseburger (Audio)] - Interview of Jamais Cascio by TreeHugger Radio
* [http://www.futurismic.com/2006/11/new_column_jamais_cascio_on_et.html Ethical Futurism at Futurismic]
* [http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R706140737 Carbon Footprint of a Cheeseburger on KQED Radio]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/ondemand/rams/tac0717611_2007.ram Interview with Jamais Cascio at BBC WorldService] (Real Audio file)

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