Nigel Cameron: The Future of Technology

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Nigel CameronStrategic adviser and futurist Nigel Cameron is president of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET) in Washington, DC, and a principal of C-PET Futures Platform. A graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and the Edinburgh Business School, before founding C-PET he was Research Professor & Associate Dean at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where he established the first US university center on nanotechnology & its social implications, and led a multi-sectoral study of the implications of diabetes.

He has written widely on the policy impacts of emerging technologies, including: Innovation President (Amazon Kindle), The New Medicine, & Nanoscale: Issues for the Nano Century. In addition to essays on innovation and technology policy, he blogs at and is a columnist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Sensei Marketing. He has been a featured speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Global Health Forum, and the STARS business leaders’ symposium. He has also served on US delegations to the UN and UNESCO, and was invited to participate in the State Department-led scenario planning effort Project Horizon.

Most Significant Links:
Center for Policy and Emerging Technology #CPET

Investing in America’s Competitiveness

Bridging Innovation Gap Between Washington, DC and California

A Favorite Quote of My Own:
“The technological disruptions of the past 20 years are as nothing compared to what we may expect in the next 10. Whole industries, categories of employment, and social patterns, are on the verge of dramatic (and for many people disastrous) disruption. While the tech gurus tend to this this all good, the policy community thinks it all relevant. We need to get them together.”

A Favorite Quote From Another:
“The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” — Alfred North Whitehead

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