Ramez Naam

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Ramez Naam
Naam at the SingularityU The Netherlands Summit 2016
Naam at the SingularityU The Netherlands Summit 2016
BornCairo, Egypt
OccupationAuthor, Speaker, Futurist
CitizenshipUnited States
Notable awardsH.G. Wells Award, Prometheus Award, Nomination for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Philip K. Dick Award
Website
rameznaam.com

Ramez Naam is an American professional technologist and science fiction writer. He is best known as the author of the Nexus Trilogy. His other books include: “The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet”, and “More than Human: Embracing the Promises of Biological Enhancement.” He is currently co-chair for energy and the environment at Singular University.[1] Earlier in his life, Naam was a computer scientist at Microsoft for 13 years, and led teams working on Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Bing.[2]

Early Life[edit]

Naam was born in Cairo, Egypt, and came to the United States when he was three years old. He has worked as a life guard, climbed mountains, survived dust storms in the desert, backpacked through remote corners of China, and had ridden his bicycle down the Vietnam coast.[3] In 2003,Naam was the Director of Program Management & Partner Group Program Manager at Microsoft for 13 years, and led teams working on Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Bing.[4]

Career[edit]

Ramez Naam is an Adjunct Professor at Singular University, where he lectures on energy, environment, and innovation. He has appeared on Sunday morning MSNBC, Yahoo! Finance, on China Cable Television, BigThink, and Reuters.fm. His work has appeared on, or has been reviewed by, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Business Week, Business Insider, Discover, Popular Science, Wired, and Scientific American.[5] Ramez holds more than 20 patents, and many of those are as a co-inventor with Bill Gates. Naam, exclusively represented by Leading Authorities, Inc, speakers bureau, is hired for speaking on disruptive technology, innovation, and energy.[6]

Naam’s most famous book, “Nexus”, was one of NPR’s best books of 2013.[7] There are many high-tech battles in “Nexus”. Naam’s books have a large high-tech influence because he wants people to realize how technology might direct humans in the wrong way, beyond humanity itself.[8]

Awards[edit]

In 2005 he received the H.G. Wells Award for Contributions to Transhumanism.[9]

In 2014 Nexus won the Prometheus Award, and he was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.[10]

In 2015 Apex won the Philip K. Dick Award.[11]

Books[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

  • More than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. Broadway Books, 2005
  • The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet. University Press of New England, 2013

Fiction[edit]

The Nexus Trilogy[edit]

  1. Nexus (December 2012)
  2. Crux (August 2013)
  3. Apex (May 2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scaling to optimism: Futurist, author and computer scientist Ramez Naam on the power of cheap tech". GeekWire. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. ^ "Scaling to optimism: Futurist, author and computer scientist Ramez Naam on the power of cheap tech". GeekWire. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  3. ^ "Ramez Naam". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  4. ^ "Scaling to optimism: Futurist, author and computer scientist Ramez Naam on the power of cheap tech". GeekWire. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  5. ^ "Ramez Naam: The Future Isn't Set In Stone!". Singularity Weblog. 2014-01-20. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  6. ^ Authorities, Leading. "Speakers: Ramez Naam, Fmr. Microsoft Executive & Expert On Disruptive Technologies". LAI. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  7. ^ "Nexus: Choosing Sides In The Trans-Human Revolution". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  8. ^ "Nexus: Choosing Sides In The Trans-Human Revolution". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  9. ^ "Ramez Naam". ieet.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  10. ^ "2014 Hugo Awards" at LonCon 3 site
  11. ^ Liptak, Andrew. "Ramez Naam's Apex Is The Winner Of The Philip K. Dick Award". io9.gizmodo.com. Retrieved 14 September 2016.

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