Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, futurist and award-winning author of four books, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement, Nexus and Crux. He spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams developing early versions of Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer and the Bing search engine.
Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, investor, and award-winning author of five books. Naam is the Co-Chair for Energy and Environment at Singularity University at NASA Ames. He speaks around the world on innovation, exponential technology, and disruptive energy technologies. His seminal 2011 Scientific American article, “Smaller, Cheaper, Faster” observed that the price of solar power was dropping exponentially and would eventually be lower than that of any other energy source. He’s since detailed the exponential trends in wind power, energy storage, and electric vehicles. His observations have been quoted by Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, and by energy and financial analysts around the world. In addition to his energy analysis, He is an angel investor in numerous energy startups and leads the first AngelList syndicate devoted to clean technology. His work has appeared in or been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Atlantic, Slate, Business Week, Discover, Wired, and Scientific American. He's appeared on MSNBC, on Yahoo Finance, and has spoken to corporate CEOs and boards on four continents, from Istanbul to Shanghai; from Buenos Aires to Washington DC.