Ramez Naam is a professional technologist and science fiction writer. He was involved in the development of widely used software products such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook. His last role at Microsoft was as a Partner Group Program Manager in Search Relevance for Live Search.
Naam currently holds a seat on the advisory board of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, is a member of the World Future Society, a Senior Associate of the Foresight Institute, and a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
He is the author of More Than Human: Embracing the promise of biological enhancement, which reviews new technologies and makes a case for embracing human enhancement, showing readers how new technologies are powerful new tools in humanity’s quest to improve ourselves, our offspring and our world.
Naam began publishing science fiction in 2012, with Nexus, from Angry Robot Books. It centers around an experimental nano-drug by that name. Nexus won the 2014 Prometheus Award. The sequel was Crux.
In 2013, Naam published The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet.
He holds 19 patents in areas of email, web browsing, search, and artificial intelligence.
- More than human: Embracing the promise of biological enhancement
- Nexus: (science-fiction) Mankind gets an upgrade using a micro-chips which allow humans to communicate by their brains without any physical contract or any movement.
- The infinite resource: The power of ideas on a finite planet
- Crux: Upgrade in progress