James Canton

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James Canton is a futurist and writer. His books include Technofutures, The Extreme Future and Future Smart: The Game Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World. Canton is the director of the Institute for Global Futures in San Francisco.[1][2]

In 2003 Canton was appointed as an advisor to the National Science and Technology Council on nanoscience, nanoengineering and nanotechnology.[3] He also previously served on the advisory board of MIT's Media Lab Europe[4], and was the founding Co-Chairman of the Futures and Forecasting Track for Singularity University.[5] Canton currently serves on the Corporate Eco-Forum Advisory Board.[6]

Canton produced the film series The Time Travelers.[7]


  • Technofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century (2004) Next Millennium Press ISBN 0-9761081-0-0
  • The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the Next 20 Years (2006) Dutton ISBN 0-525-94938-0
  • Future Smart: Managing the Game Changing Trends that will Transform Your World (2015) DeCapo ISBN 978-0-306-82286-5


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