I am currently a consultant and advisor to companies within the the technology industry. I have a particular interest in regulatory challenges overlapping government affairs and compliance within the cryptocurrencies and blockchain sectors. I have a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and I have written or edited eight books across a range of subjects. In addition to this, I write for various media platforms including the Brookings Institution, Singularity Hub, Futurism and Medium. I am also an advisor to government examining the social impact of disruptive technologies and have been invited to speak on my work at a number of universities and research centers including the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Harvard University, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for Global Policy Solutions, Stanford University, the University of Toronto, UC Santa Cruz, and Microsoft Research. In addition to speaking and writing, I am also a film producer and screenwriter with a special interest in science fiction. I also currently chair an annual conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society for Commonground Publishing.