Byron Reese /bī-rən/ 1 : accomplished high-tech trailblazer, futurist, technologist, historian, inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, & eternal optimist 2 : former Chief Innovation Officer for Demand Media, a $1B media internet company which has patented a broad range of his work 3 : featured in Wired Magazine, Washington Post, & The Renegade Economist; author of “Infinite Progress: How Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, and War”; TEDx presenter, “Achieving Greatness Is A Choice” see:byron His new book, “Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War”, explores the intersection of history, technology and the future. PUBLISHED ARTICLES: “The New Renaissance,” h+ magazine, April 9, 2012 “Byron Reese: Travel Provides a World of Inspiration,” Executive Travel Magazine, July/Aug, 2012 “Predicting Unpredictable Events Forecasting Radical Change,” Foresight, The journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy; Accepted for Publication VIDEOS: Byron Reese at TEDxAustin: Achieving Greatness Is A Choice Byron Reese - Renegade Economist Talkshow Byron Reese Listens to the Internet - 2011 IAB Annual Leadership Meeting Byron Reese - Greatness is a decision Byron Reese - The Great Disconnect Keynotes Byron’s inspiring and thought-provoking talks explore how future technological advances will improve society and humanity at large. Can you imagine a world without poverty? Disease? Famine? Ignorance? War? A world where Mercedes cost $50, where unemployment does not exist and each human’s creative talent is realized beyond measure? “We already well on our way,” says Byron. Reese shares his technological vision for solving many of our global challenges. “The new challenge for humanity will not be how to chip away at the old problems,” says Byron, “but what to do in a world where we can do anything.” Addressing audiences across the globe, Byron brings great enthusiasm and talent for deciphering our common destiny. Most popular titles: - The Coming Golden Age of Humanity - How Technology is Changing Us - Big Data and the Perfectibility of Humanity - Greatness: How To Change The World for Centuries to Come “Byron presents his vision of the future: humanity advancing subconsciously via our seamless integration with technology. Every heartbeat becomes a data point bringing us one step closer to unlocking the mysteries of humankind. Every person’s life contributes to the greater good, simply through the act of living. I found his talk to be highly enthusiastic, visually engaging, and hopeful.” Alison Kawa, Founder of Social Sonar, Crowd Conference Attendee, November 6, 2012 Byron’s new book, “Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War”, is an effective tool to support Byron’s messages. For years we've been inundated with bleak forecasts about the future. But in this electrifying new book, author Byron Reese debunks the pessimistic outlook as dangerous, and shows instead how technology will soon create a dramatically better world for every person on earth, beyond anything we have dared to imagine. With the art of a storyteller, Reese synthesizes history, technology, and sociology into an exciting, fast-moving narrative that shows how technological change has had dramatic effects on humanity in the past. He then looks forward at the technological changes we know are coming--from genetics, nanotechnology, robotics, and many other fields--and explores how they will vastly increase wealth, prolong our lifespans, redefine human rights, and alter the social fabric of the world. Reese explains how the Internet, human ingenuity, and technological innovation will help us forever end the five historic plagues of human existence: ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger, and war. With a rational and researched optimism, Reese sees the future not as a world in a downward spiral, but as destined for progress beyond our imaginations.