Ramez Naam: My Favorite Futurist

Ramez Naam is a pretty cool dude. The first book I read of his is called Nexus. It’s my new all-time favorite book. I don’t say that lightly. It has science and telepathy and empathy and hacking and insight into the future of humanity.

Ramez is an optimist of the best kind: he’s extremely level-headed. He sees a bright future but illuminates the costs that exist, as well. He points out repeatedly that even though the problems we face can be solved, we still need to hit the books and labs and actually Do The Work. We can’t just sit back. You can make a difference.

Here are his books:

He has many videos. While there is some overlap, they’re all pretty interesting:

Authors@Google: Ramez Naam, Nexus

Ramez Naam talks about the science behind Nexus and Cyborgs

Ramez Naam on Singularity 1 on 1 (part 1)
Ramez Naam on Singularity 1 on 1 (part 2)
Ramez Naam on Singularity 1 on 1 (part 3)
Ramez Naam on Singularity 1 on 1 (part 4)

Ramez Naam on Singularity 1 on 1: We Are The Ones Who Create The Future

Ramez Naam – Infinite Resource

Ramez Naam: The Infinite Resource

Ramez Naam: Living in a Finite World

Ramez Naam on Energy, the Environment, and other Global Topics

Ignite San Francisco 6: Ramez Naam, The Wired Brain

Wiring the Brain with Ramez Naam (1)
Wiring the Brain with Ramez Naam (2)
Wiring the Brain with Ramez Naam (3)

Ramez Naam – Inner Space vs. Outer Space in Science Fiction and Science Fact

Ramez Naam – Bad Futurism

More Than Human – Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement

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