George Dyson, an historian among futurists, is the author of Baidarka; Project Orion; Darwin Among the Machines; and Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe.
Founder, host, and CEO of Techonomy, David Kirkpatrick is a journalist, commentator about technology, and author of the bestselling book “The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World,” published in 32 countries. He spent 25 years at Fortune, where he founded and hosted the Brainstorm and Brainstorm Tech conferences. In addition to writing for Techonomy, he contributes to Forbes and Vanity Fair and is a contributing editor at Bloomberg Television. Kirkpatrick is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.