Futurist. Polymath. Ironman.
What do you get when you cross a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University with a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. from Oxford? A giant brain, capable of grasping big ideas and global megatrends quicker and more deeply than the rest of us. Jamie is a visionary who reimagines the future and advises governments, international organizations, and businesses about how to get there safely.
In other words, Jamie is worried about the right things—like, How will the new revolution in biology transform our lives and the world? How did the COVID-19 pandemic originate and what must we do now to build a safer future? Described as “the original COVID-19 whistleblower,” Jamie’s groundbreaking work has been featured by 60 Minutes and in most major news organizations across the globe.
For the first time in history, Jamie says, our one species has the increasing capacity to read, write, and hack the code of life. These new capabilities will change everything, but we’re not ready. In his mind-blowing talks, Jamie clearly describes what’s happening, what’s at stake, and what we each and all must do to prepare for this new era. To help us get our arms around this sea change, in May 2024, Hachette will release Jamie's highly anticipated next book, Superconvergence: How the Genetics, Biotech, and AI Revolutions will Transform Our Lives, Work, and World.
Jamie writes syndicated columns on science, technology, health, politics, and international affairs, and is a frequent contributor to all of the major TV news outlets. In addition to the non-fiction bestseller, Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity, Jamie is the author of the historical novel The Depths of the Sea, the genetics thrillers Genesis Code and Eternal Sonata, His story “A Visit to Weizenbaum” was made into the 2021 short film Source Code.
Service-oriented, Jamie is the Founder and Chair of the global social movement, OneShared.World and has held a variety of high posts in the U.S. National Security Council, State Department, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Onstage, this master storyteller, strategist, and humanitarian shares his deeply considered POV about the future of science, technology, healthcare, and geopolitics. His talks are for anyone interested in the convergence of genetics, bioengineering, power, and ethics. Always challenging himself to push harder, he’s also an ultra-runner, marathoner, and 13-time Ironman.
The Biology Revolution Will Change Everything. Are You Ready?
The miraculous synthetic mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are just small, early examples of how the genetics and bioengineering revolutions will transform our world. Our growing, superhuman capabilities to restructure the building blocks of life will fundamentally alter the way we prevent and treat disease, make babies, generate energy, grow food, store data, and create materials. In this mind-expanding talk, visionary futurist Jamie Metzl describes how the biology revolution will play out over the coming years and what we can all do on a personal, professional, and global level to prepare and thrive.
Photos: courtesy Jamie Metzl