About Andrew Maynard

Andrew Maynard is a scientist, author, Professor of Advanced Technology Transitions, 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, is a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Research Council, serves on the Institute for the Advancement of Nutrition and Food Science (IAFNS) Board of Trustees, has served on a number of National Academies of Sciences committees, and has testified before congressional committees on several occasions. A professor in Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, he was previously Associate Dean in the ASU College of Global Futures. Trained as a physicist, his work cuts across disciplinary boundaries as it focuses on advanced technology transitions and the ethical and socially beneficial development and use of transformative emerging technologies.

Since 2008 Andrew 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 The Conversation. He co-hosts the podcasts Mission: Interplanetary, Future Rising, and The Moviegoer’s Guide to the Future, 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. He also writes regularly for the Substack The Future of being Human.

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