Jamais Cascio

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Jamais Cascio is a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer and futurist specializing in design strategies and possible outcomes for future scenarios.[citation needed]


Jamais Cascio resides in the San Francisco Bay Area[1] Cascio received his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz and later attended UC Berkeley. In the 1990s, Cascio worked for the futurist and scenario planning firm Global Business Network.[2] In 2007 he was a lead author on the Metaverse Roadmap Overview.[3]

Online projects[edit]


From 2003 to 2006 Cascio helped in the formation of Worldchanging. His activities covered topics related energy and climate change to global development, open source, and bio and nanotechnologies.[4]

On November 29, 2010, Worldchanging announced that due to fundraising difficulties it would shut down.[5] It has since merged with Architecture for Humanity, though detailed plans for the site's future have not been released.

Open the Future[edit]

In early 2006, Cascio established Open The Future as his online home, a title based on his WorldChanging essay, The Open Future.

Public speaking and research affiliations[edit]

Cascio currently serves as Director of Impacts Analysis for the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology.[6]

Cascio is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.[7]

Cascio was a speaker on the "On The Edge of Independent User-Creation in Gamespace" panel at the 2007 SXSW Interactive Festival.[8]

Cascio is a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Future where together with Jane McGonigal in 2008 he helped create and administer the large scale collaborative multiplayer game Superstruct as an advanced strategy to engage lots of other hopeful thinkers in the pursuit of possible strategies and positive outcomes of a proposed future scenario occurring in 2019.[4][9]

In 2006, Cascio presented a TED Talk at the TED conference "The Future We Will Create," in Monterey, California.[10] In the presentation he outlined possible available solutions for the emerging world climate and energy crisis.

Cascio is a New York Times contributor.[11]


  • Transhuman Space: Broken Dreams (2003).
  • Transhuman Space: Toxic Memes (2004).
  • Hacking the Earth: Understanding the Consequences of Geoengineering (2009).

Selected writings and talks[edit]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jamais Cascio Bio, Open The Future. Openthefuture.com. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  2. ^ http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/bio/cascio/ Jamais Cascio Bio Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies]. Ieet.org. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  3. ^ Metaverse Overview PDF. (PDF) . Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Jamais Cascio IFTF Bio[dead link]
  5. ^ "Thank You for Seven Years of Worldchanging". Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ Jamais Cascio Bio Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Ieet.org. Retrieved on November 29, 2011.
  7. ^ IEET bio Jamais Cascio. Ieet.org. Retrieved on November 29, 2011.
  8. ^ SXSW Speaker bio Jamais Cascio
  9. ^ Jamais Cascio joins circle of IFTF Research Fellows. Iftf.org. Retrieved on November 29, 2011.
  10. ^ Jamais Cascio: Tools for a better world | Talk Video. TED.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  11. ^ How 10 Billion Can Survive, New York Times, (May 5, 2011).]

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