A novel about why Buddhists could eventually rule the world

There's already been a lot of buzz about futurist Ramez Naam's first science fiction novel, Nexus, because it offers such a persuasively realistic portrait of human enhancement. A few decades into the future, a drug/biotechnology called Nexus is making its way through the underground. When ingested, it creates a… » 1/30/13 2:30pm 1/30/13 2:30pm

Which species stand to benefit the most from global warming?

While there's little doubt that global warming is set to wreak considerable havoc on the planet's ecosystems, it's not all bad news for some species of this good Earth. Given just how adaptable some animals can be, climate change is set to create entirely new opportunities for a lucky few. So get ready for an Earth… » 11/15/12 8:00am 11/15/12 8:00am

How a Rat With a Brain Sensor Turned Ramez Naam From a Technologist…

Prior to becoming a futurist, Ramez Naam was a well respected and successful software developer and professional technologist. He was involved in the development of such products as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook. His future in the software industry certainly looked bright. » 7/31/12 3:20pm 7/31/12 3:20pm

Computer scientist scores two-book deal with Angry Robot

Ramez Naam is a software engineer who spent years at Microsoft working on Explorer, Outlook, and Bing. Then he became fascinated by biotechnology and authored a non-fiction book called More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. And now he's turned to science fiction. He's sold two books, Nexus » 2/24/12 11:49am 2/24/12 11:49am