June 10, 2005

Q&A with Paul Saffo, Institute for the Future

Author: Chris Preimesberger

Paul Saffo is founder and director of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Institute for the Future. He is a forecaster and strategist with over two decades' experience exploring long-term technological change and its practical impact on business and society. Saffo is chairman of the Samsung Science Board and serves on a variety of other boards and advisory panels, including the Stanford Advisory Council on Science, Technology and Society, and the Long Now Foundation, as well as the boards of several public and pre-public companies located the United States and abroad. His essays and thoughts can be found at www.saffo.org.

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