Writing

As well as my books, I write about technology, society and the future for a number of personal and professional platforms. You can find links to many of these, but not all, below.

My writing ranges from expert commentary on emerging issues, to exploring new ideas and making new connections. Across it all, I have a passion for making often-complex and impenetrable ideas and insights as clear, accessible and relevant to readers as possible.

Ironically, I nearly failed English in high school. I was far more comfortable with the science that I built my career around. And yet, as I’ve grown from my physics roots into a transdisciplinary scholar whose work cuts across the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities, I’ve come to realize just how important effective communication is if we’re to work together toward building the future we aspire to. And perhaps because I’ve been forced to overcompensate over the years for my early lack of ability, I’ve discovered I have a knack for writing in ways that make sense to readers from many different backgrounds.

On the other hand, it may also be because I’ve spent far too much time reading and being inspired by incredibly smart but decidedly non-academic writers!

A Sampling

Jurassic World and Responsible Innovation

Jurassic World: Dominion may fall short on the science, but it’s social commentary is worth heeding. (The Conversation)

Relationship Building with the Future

Ten ways we can build a better relationship with the future, from reveling in our cerativity to designing with humility (World Economic Forum)

Thinking Differently

Bounded Infinities, Quantum Tunneling, and the Future of Education — Escaping the constraints of conventional thinking in higher education. (Medium)

AI: Friend or Foe?

Is artificial intelligence our best hope for a better future, or our worst nightmare? From the inaugural edition of the Global Futures Laboratory magazine Futurecast.

One Hundred Emerging Technologies

The back story behind Scientific American and the World Economic Forum’s annual list of top ten emerging technologies.

Brain Machine Interfaces

Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain-machine interface will require innovative ways of thinking about risk. We mapped it out. OneZero

Tesla Bot

Elon Musk’s newly-announced Tesla Bot raises serious concerns – but probably not the ones you think. The Conversation

The Future of Meat?

Burgers grown in a lab are heading to your plate, but will you bite? Co-authored article in the Washington Post

Entrepreneurs at the Movies

Sci-fi movies are the secret weapon that could help Silicon Valley grow up — as long as entrepreneurs realie that they need to rethink how they innovate for social good. The Conversation

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