Heather Vescent is a futurist, primarily known as an expert in cyber economics and cryptocurrency. Her far-reaching research, published by the New York Times, CNN, American Banker, CNBC, Fox, and the Atlantic, explores trends in the future of money, economies, identity, wearable tech, relationships, augmented intelligence, IoT, cybersecurity, and humanity.
Her talks have been featured at SxSW, Sibos, TedxZwolle, Cybersecurity Summit, Total Payments, Privacy Identity Innovation, The Future of Money, Tomorrow's Transactions, World Future Society and other global conferences.
She has been profiled and quoted in Wired, TechCrunch, CNBC, The Atlantic, American Banker, The New York Times, LA Times, Elle Decor, Italian Elle, LA Weekly and San Jose Mercury News, and has appeared live on Fox News multiple times.
For more than a decade, her company (The Purple Tornado) has produced media visualizing the future in the present tense, including 10 short films and documentaries about the future and more than 30 podcasts on money, wearable tech, and autonomous driving cars. Her short film “Fly Me to the Moon,” showcasing her vision of future payments, was nominated for a Most Important Futures Award by the Association of Professional Futurists.
Heather splits her time between Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert.
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We must not be afraid of dreaming the seemingly impossible if we want the seemingly impossible to become a reality.
– Vaclav Havel, Award winner Czech President and Essayist
We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
― Richard P. Feynman