Andrew Maynard is a scientist, author, and founder of Arizona State University’s Future of Being Human community. He studies the future and how our actions influence it.

Andrew is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, serves as co-chair of the Institute for the Advancement of Nutrition and Food Science (IAFNS) Board of Trustees, is a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research President’s Advisory Council, has served on a number of National Academies of Sciences committees, and has testified before congressional committees on several occasions. Trained as a physicist, his work cuts across disciplinary boundaries as it focuses on the ethical and socially beneficial development and use of transformative new technologies.

Since 2008 he has worked closely with the World Economic Forum in a number of capacities, including chairing and serving on various Global Agenda Councils/Global Future Councils. he is a regular contributor to the WEF annual list of top ten emerging Technologies.

In addition to his academic writing, Andrew’s work has appeared in publications ranging from The Washington Post and Scientific American, to Slate, Salon, and OneZero. He co-hosts the podcasts Mission: Interplanetary and Future Rising, and is the author of the books Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies, and Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow.    

Andrew is a professor in the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and former Associate Dean in the ASU College of Global Futures

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