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, author, investor, entrepreneur, and media commentator. Founder and Chair of the global social movement OneShared.World and an Atlantic Council Senior Fellow and Singularity University expert, 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. Jamie has been called “the original COVID-19 whistleblower” for his groundbreaking efforts calling for a full investigation into pandemic origins and was the lead witness in the March 2023 US congressional hearings on pandemic origins, the first such hearings held anywhere in the world.

He is the author of a history of the Cambodian genocide, the historical novel The Depths of the Sea, the sci-fi thrillers Genesis Code and Eternal Sonata, and the non-fiction bestseller, Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity, which has been translated into 12 languages. His new book, Superconvergence: How the Genetics, Biotech, and AI Revolutions Will Transform Our Lives, Work, and World, will be published by Timbre/Hachette in May 2024.

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 appear regularly in publications around the world. His short 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, AI, and biotechnology revolutions and the ethical imperative to deploy revolutionary technologies wisely, Jamie helped establish and serves as Special Strategist for the WisdomTree BioRevolution Exchange Traded Fund (ticker: WDNA) and sits on the advisory boards of Genomic Prediction, Harvard Medical School Preventive Genomics, the Lake Nona Impact Forum, NextMed Health, the Dubai Future Forum, and Walmart’s Future of Retail Policy Lab.

Jamie is a founder and board Co-Chair of the national security organization Partnership for a Secure America and a board member of the American University in Mongolia and Parsons Dance. He previously served on the boards of HIAS, Park University, and the International Center for Transitional Justice, and 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 and was an opening keynote speaker at the 2023 Dubai Future Forum, the largest gathering of futurists in history.

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…”


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

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

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Evangelizing about the intersecting AI and genomics revolutions for Singularity University


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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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…

AI, Governance, and the Future of Humanity

AI, Governance, and the Future of Humanity 275 183 Jamie Metzl

If you weren’t previously paying attention to AI, I am guessing now you are. It’s hard for most people to imagine the ChatGPT bot was only released to the public…

ChatGPT and the Future of Storytelling

ChatGPT and the Future of Storytelling 269 188 Jamie Metzl

Like most everyone else, I am in the throes if learning what generative AI systems like ChatGPT can do today and what will be possible in the future. Even in…

ChatGPT and Humanity’s Eternal Sonata

ChatGPT and Humanity’s Eternal Sonata 267 400 Jamie Metzl

If you are living somewhere on planet Earth, I imagine by now you have heard of the incredible AI chatbot ChatGPT. Although the technology underpinning ChatGPT is not more advanced than many…

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It needs to be continuously repeated because it’s true and because there has not yet been any accountability: the Chinese Communist Party is primarily responsible for the #COVID19 pandemic.

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