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Brian David Johnson

Futurist in Residence, Center for Science and the Imagination, Arizona State University; Former Futurist, Intel Corp.

BDJBrian David Johnson is the futurist in residence at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination. As a futurist, he works with organizations to develop an actionable 10 -15 year vision and what it will feel like to live in the future. His work is called futurecasting, using ethnographic field studies, technology research, cultural history, trend data, global interviews and even science fiction to provide a pragmatic roadmap of the future.

As an applied futurist, Johnson has worked with governments, militaries, trade organizations, start-ups and multinational corporations to not only help envision their future but specify the steps needed to get there. He was appointed first futurist ever at the Intel Corp. in 2009 where he worked for over a decade helping to design over 2 billion microprocessors. Johnson holds over 30 patents and is the author of both science fiction and fact books (“Humanity in the Machine,” “21st Century Robot,” “Vintage Tomorrows” and “Science Fiction Prototyping”).