Ramez NaamRamez Naam is a computer scientist who was involved in the development of widely-used software products such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook. He is also author of The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet and Nexus
He was the CEO of Apex Nanotechnologies, a company involved in developing nanotechnology research software before returning to Microsoft. He currently holds a seat on the advisory board of the Institute for Accelerating Change, is a member of the World Future Society, a Senior Associate of the Foresight Institute, and is a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
Ramez is the author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement, which offers a tour of new technologies and makes a case for embracing human enhancement, showing readers how new technologies are powerful new tools in humanity’s quest to improve ourselves, our offspring and our world.
His patents include System and method for ranking search results based on tracked user preferences, System and method for generating attribute-based selectable search extension, Prioritizing search results by client search satisfaction, Inline search results from user-created search verticals, Machine directed improvement of ranking algorithms, Generating a subindex with relevant attributes to improve querying, and Smart links.
Ramez is also the recipient of the 2005 HG Wells Award for Contributions to Transhumanism, awarded by the World Transhumanist Association.
Read An interview with Ramez Naam about his book More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. Visit Ramez’s Facebook page and his LinkedIn page. Watch Nathan Buggia and Ramez Naam with Bing and More than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement.