Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The State of the Planet: Q&A with Ramez Naam

The State of the Planet: Q&A with Ramez Naam:
"Innovation is the key to success," says Ramez Naam, author of the new book
Infinite
Resource: the Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet
.
 
Naam claims that many environmental problems facing
humanity can be overcome by focusing on innovation, technology, and
the economy.
According to Naam, Many of the major environmental problems
facing the planet stem from issues relating to defective property
rights. No one owns these natural resources and therefore abuse and
overuse is more likely to occur, says Naam. He says technical
innovation is the key to generating more resources.
Naam is an award-winning author whose books include the
transhumanist novel
More Than Human:  Embracing the Promise of Biological
Enhancement
 and Nexus, a science fiction
thriller. He is also a computer scientist and has contributed to
the development of widely used software such as Microsoft Internet
Explorer and Microsoft Outlook.