Technology Futurist, Geopolitics Expert, Entrepreneur, Sci-Fi Novelist, Keynote Speaker

Jamie’s groundbreaking new book, Hacking Darwin

From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives ― sex, war, love, and death. Passionate, provocative, and highly illuminating, Hacking Darwin is the must read book about the future of our species.

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Technology Futurist, Geopolitics Expert, Entrepreneur, Sci-Fi Novelist, Keynote Speaker

Jamie Metzl is a leading technology and healthcare futurist, geopolitical expert, novelist, entrepreneur, and media commentator, Founder and Chair of the global social movement OneShared.World, and an Atlantic Council Senior Fellow and Singularity University faculty member. Described by some as “the original COVID-19 whistleblower,” he was among first to call for a full investigation into pandemic origins in early 2020. Jamie previously served in the U.S. National Security Council, State Department, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and as a Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia And was a member of the World Health Organization expert advisory committee on human genome editing from 2019 to 2021.

Jamie appears regularly on national and international media, his work has been featured by 60 Minutes, the New York Times, and most major media outlets across the globe, and his syndicated columns and other writing on science, technology, health, politics, and international affairs are featured regularly in publications around the world. He is the author of a history of the Cambodian genocide, the historical novel The Depths of the Sea, the genetics thrillers Genesis Code and Eternal Sonata, and the non-fiction bestseller, Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity. His story “A Visit to Weizenbaum” was made into the 2021 short film Source Code.

A leading global voice on the big picture implications of the genetics and biotechnology revolutions, Jamie is Special Strategist for the WisdomTree BioRevolution Exchange Traded Fund and serves on the advisory boards of Exponential Medicine, Genomic Prediction, Harvard Medical School Preventive Genomics, the Lake Nona Impact Forum, and Walmart’s Future of Retail Policy Lab.

Jamie is also a founder and Co-Chair of the national security organization Partnership for a Secure America, a board member of the International Center for Transitional Justice, the American University in Mongolia, and Parsons Dance, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life. He has been an election monitor in Afghanistan and the Philippines and advised the government of North Korea on the establishment of Special Economic Zones. An avid ultramarathon runner and ironman triathlete, Jamie is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former White House Fellow and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow who holds a Ph.D. from Oxford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University.

Jamie speaks frequently to corporate, nonprofit, and academic audiences around the world.

More Books by Jamie Metzl

Eternal Sonata

“A brilliant exploration of the many challenges and opportunities our species will face as the exponential growth of real-world technology moves us toward immortality…”

Genesis Code

“A thrill ride through the dangerous intersection where the human genetics revolution and aggressive big power rivalries meet. I couldn’t put it down…”

The Depths
of the Sea

“The political power and poetry of Graham Greene and Charles McCarry pervade this superlative thriller set in the chaos of Vietnam and Cambodia…”

Western Responses to Human Rights Abuses in Cambodia, 1975-80

“A powerful indictment of Western governments and their rhetoric about human rights…”

Articles

Jamie’s syndicated columns and other writings are featured in publications around the world.

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TV Appearances

Jamie is a regular commentator on CNN, Bloomberg, and other media.

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Speaking

Jamie is a regular speaker at SXSW, Google Zeitgeist, Singularity University, and other high-profile venues and explores the implications of the revolutionary technologies and geopolitical shifts transforming our world with corporate, nonprofit, and academic audiences across the globe. Click here to check Jamie’s speaking availability.

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Recent Blog Posts

Origins of SARS-CoV-2

Origins of SARS-CoV-2 512 342 Jamie Metzl

NOTE: This post was originally published on April 16, 2020 and has been updated regularly. Many people have reached out to me questioning the assertion I have been making since…

Our WHO Expert Committee Report on Human Genome Editing

Our WHO Expert Committee Report on Human Genome Editing 243 208 Jamie Metzl

As you may know, I’ve had the great honor of serving as a member of the World Health Organization expert advisory committee on human genome editing, created by WHO Director…

10 Questions for Zhao Lijian

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On April 7, 2021, a community of scientists and other experts released an open letter, which I co-organized, calling for a full and unrestricted investigation into all Covid-19 origin hypotheses…

Open Letter on Fully Investigating the Origins of COVID-19

Open Letter on Fully Investigating the Origins of COVID-19 310 163 Jamie Metzl

I have been calling since early 2020 for a full and unrestricted international forensic investigation into the origins of the pandemic, with full access to all necessary data, records, and…

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