David W. Wood, D.Sc., was one of the pioneers of the smartphone industry. He is now a futurist writer, educator, consultant, and speaker. He has a particular focus on raising awareness of the possibilities of radical changes over the next few decades in the human condition – including superlongevity, superintelligence, superhappiness, superdemocracy and sustainable superabundance.
As Chair of London Futurists, David has organised over 250 public meetings since March 2008 on futurist and technoprogressive topics. Membership of London Futurists currently exceeds 9,000.
As Principal of the independent futurist consultancy and publisher Delta Wisdom, David helps clients around the world to anticipate and manage the dramatic impact of rapidly changing technology on human individuals and communities. This includes the NBIC technologies (nanotech, biotech, infotech, cognotech) of the fourth industrial revolution, and the emergence of AGI (artificial general intelligence) and resulting “singularity”.
David’s most recent book is The Singularity Principles. His previous books include Vital Foresight, Smartphones and Beyond, The Abolition of Aging, Sustainable Superabundance, and Transcending Politics.
David has a triple first class mathematics degree from Cambridge and undertook doctoral research in the Philosophy of Science. He has an honorary Doctorate in Science from Westminster University. In 2009 he was included in T3’s list of “100 most influential people in technology”. He is Executive Director of Transpolitica, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), and sits on the Board of the IEET (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies).