Paul Saffo is a Silicon Valley-based forecaster who studies the dynamics of large-scale, long-term technological change and its impact on business and society. He teaches at Stanford University, where he is an adjunct professor in the School of Engineering, and he is Chair of Future Studies at Singularity University. Saffo is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Saffo holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University and has advised corporate and governmental clients worldwide. He serves on several not-for-profit boards, including the Long Now Foundation. His essays have appeared in publications from Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Fortune, Wired, and the Los Angeles Times, to Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.