Ramez Naam is a technologist and science fiction author of the riveting SciFi trilogy – Nexus, Crux, Apex. In today's episode, recorded on June 23, 2015, we discuss the freedom wearables can give you.
Ramez Naam was born in Cairo, Egypt, and came to the US at the age of 3. He's a computer scientist who spent 13 years at Microsoft, leading teams working on email, web browsing, search, and artificial intelligence. He holds almost 20 patents in those areas.
Ramez is the winner of the 2005 H.G. Wells Award for his non-fiction book More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. He's worked as a life guard, has climbed mountains, backpacked through remote corners of China, and ridden his bicycle down hundreds of miles of the Vietnam coast. He lives in Seattle, where he writes and speaks full time.
- Follow Ramez on Twitter @ramez.
- Be sure to check out his books, Nexus, Crux, Apex!
- Ingress, is the game Heather mentions (& obsesses about)
- Ringly, the well designed wearable for women