Paul Saffo

Utne Reader visionary [Originally published as Paul Saffo in the January-February 1995 issue of Utne Reader]

| January/February 1995

Saffo offers a breathtaking yet somehow reassuring view of the impact of technology in society: They evolve together only as fast as humans are equipped to adapt, and no faster. A specialist in the long-term commercial impact of new information technologies, he is director of the Institute for the Future, a consulting foundation that provides forecasts to companies and government agencies. He writes frequently on emerging technology and technology trends for Wired, PC Computing Magazine, MacWorld, and the Los Angeles Times.