Forecaster for Large-Scale Technology Change,
Paul is a Silicon Valley-based forecaster who studies the dynamics of large-scale, long-term technological change. He teaches at Stanford where he is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Engineering and is Chair of Future Studies at Singularity University. Paul is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Paul holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University.
His presentation will be "Chasing Fire: a glimpse into our accelerating future."
May you live in exponential times. This is the 21st century version of the oft-told proverb about the blessing (and curse) of living in interesting times. Moore’s law is at the heart of this shift, but as the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has dramatically demonstrated, it is merely the most visible of multiplying exponentials in myriad fields from computer science to life science and beyond. The combined effect is a "hyper-exponential moment" in which the gap between accelerating technologies and slower-moving cultural and institutional adaptation has become the single greatest challenge facing us today. But this gap can be closed and SEMI's members should be in the lead.