Futurist, Electric Sheep CompanyJerry Paffendorf is futurist in residence with the Electric Sheep Company, the first company providing professional services for the emerging 3D Web AKA the metaverse. He also serves as research director of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving our understanding of accelerating technological change, its drivers, and implications.
A curator of ideas about change and the future, Paffendorf helps put together the Accelerating Change, State of Play, Second Life Community Convention, and Metaverse Roadmap Summit conferences.
Paffendorf holds a BFA from Montclair State University in New Jersey, and an MS in studies of the future from the University of Houston. He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.