Andrew Maynard is a scientist, author, and professor at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society where he studies the future and how our actions influence it. His most recent books include Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies, and Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow.
Dr. Maynard is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, serves as co-chair of the Institute for the Advancement of Nutrition and Food Science (IAFNS) Board of Trustees, is a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research President’s Research Council, has served on a number of National Academies of Sciences committees, and has testified before congressional committees on several occasions. Trained as a physicist, his work cuts across disciplinary boundaries as it focuses on the ethical and socially responsible development and use of new technologies.
Since 2008 he has worked closely with the World Economic Forum on socially beneficial innovation, including chairing and serving on a number of Global Agenda Councils/Global Future Councils, and contributing to the WEF annual list of top ten emerging technologies.
Andrew's work has appeared in publications ranging from The Conversation, The Washington Post, and Scientific American to Slate, Salon, and OneZero. He also co-hosts the podcasts Mission: Interplanetary and Future Rising.