FastForward Radio — Airships to Space

By | November 9, 2011

Special Guest Ramez Naam joins Phil and Stephen for a look at a grab-bag of exciting future-related developments:

Airships Offer Gateways to Space

Moore’s Law and Solar Power

iPhones and Blackberries Now Serving as Extensions of our Minds?

Experience the World as an Elf or a Giant

Erasing Signs of Aging in Human Cells

Inspiration matters


About Our Guest

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist based in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement (Broadway Books, 2005), for which he was awarded the 2005 HG Wells Award for Contributions to Transhumanism.

Ramez led teams working on early versions of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and most recently the Bing search engine, where he served as overall Director of Program Management for one year and led Program Management for the Ranking and Relevance team for 5 years.

Between stints at Microsoft he founded and ran Apex Nanotechnologies, a company working on advanced software tools for molecular design. We were, as they say, a bit ahead of our time.

He is currently at work on a near future science fiction novel centered around advances in neurotechnology and a non-fiction book on overcoming peak oil, climate change, and the other resource and environmental challenges that face us.

His blog is Unbridled Speculation.


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  • Mary

    Wow, so he is the mind of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Internet Explorer. For me, you’re a genius. You really did great.

    Mary from rasoir électrique homme