Ramez Naam

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Ramez Naam is a professional technologist and science fiction writer.

Early life[edit]

Born in Cairo, Egypt, his family moved to the United States when Naam was three years old. [1]


Naam was involved in the development of software products such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook. He was the CEO of Apex Nanotechnologies, a company involved in developing nanotechnology research software, before returning to Microsoft.[2][unreliable source?] 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.[3][unreliable source?][4][unreliable source?]

He holds 19 patents in areas of email, web browsing, search, and artificial intelligence.[5][non-primary source needed]



  • 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


The Nexus Trilogy[edit]

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


2005 HG Wells Award for Contributions to Transhumanism, awarded by the World Transhumanist Association.[6][non-primary source needed]

2014 Nexus won the Prometheus Award, and he was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.[7]

2015 Apex won the Philip K. Dick Award.

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