I’m very happy to have secured Juan Enriquez and an interviewee for the book.
Don’t know who he is? Juan Enriquez is one of the leading authorities on the impact of ‘the life sciences’ on our economies and philosophy. He’s the CEO of Biotechonomy (a life sciences research and investment firm) and was the founding director of the Life Sciences Project at Harvard Business School. He’s mates with everyone who is anyone in the life sciences field, and spreads his formidable intellect between business, science and international politics. Of the same standing as a thinker as Ray Kurzweil (who I’m meeting, I hope, in January) he’s ‘Mr. Big Picture’ when it comes to genomics. He’s probably got a better view of where the science is leading us than most. I’m quite surprised (but very happy) he agreed to be interviewed. Enriquez believes that humans will be increasingly controlling the code of life and the ‘new maps of life’ will profoundly affect countries, business, religion and ethics. “There is a whole genomic continent to discover, and we’ve just mapped part of the coastline so far.”
To get a (great) flavour, you might enjoy this (I did):
And if you haven’t read it, then his ‘As the future catches you’ is compulsive (yet surprisingly easy) reading…