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Jamais Cascio is a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer and ethical futurist specializing in design strategies and possible outcomes for future scenarios. Cascio received his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz and his ABD at UC Berkeley.
In 2003, he co-founded WorldChanging.com, the award-winning website dedicated to finding and calling attention to models, tools and ideas for building a "bright green" future. In March, 2006, he started Open the Future as his online home.
Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as one of their Top 100 Global Thinkers, Jamais Cascio writes about the intersection of emerging technologies, environmental dilemmas, and cultural transformation, specializing in the design and creation of plausible scenarios of the future. His work focuses on the importance of long-term, systemic thinking, emphasizing the power of openness, transparency and flexibility as catalysts for building a more resilient society.
Cascio's work appears in publications as diverse as Metropolis, the Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy. He has been featured in multiple television programs discussing foresight and environmental issues, including National Geographic Television's Six Degrees, its 2008 documentary on the effects of global warming, the History Channel's Science Impossible, its 2009 series on emerging technologies, and the 2010 Canadian Broadcasting Company documentary, Surviving the Future.
In early 2009, he released his first book, Hacking the Earth: Understanding the Consequences of Geoengineering. Subsequently, he served as technical advisor for the Australian Broadcasting Company's 2010 alternate reality game about geoengineering, Bluebird. In late 2010, he was invited to present on the subject at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
Jamais Cascio, writer and co-founder of WorldChanging.com, believes that climate change will continue to push the globe to the brink of catastrophe. He predicts desperation will force global leaders to attempt control of the climate through geoengineering, but says it's unclear who will wield that power.