Paul Saffo
About The Speaker

Paul Saffo is a forecaster with over two decades experience helping corporate and governmental clients understand and respond to the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He is Managing Director of Foresight at Discern Analytics, and he teaches at Stanford where he is a Consulting Associate Professor in the Engineering School. A Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Saffo served on the US National Academies Committee on Forecasting Disruptive Technologies. He holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University and Stanford Law School.



  • zawy

    The question is excellent but still malformed. It assumes people *should* have a meaningful life. All of biology is outdated technology. The ability to acquire energy to move matter in order to make improved copies of self to accelerate this conversion of free energy to “copies of self” is the meaning of “life”. We do not have a moral right to slow this process down.