Futurist thinker on risk, nature, and advanced technology in Africa and emerging markets; pioneer drone delivery and interspecies money. Since 2012, fellow and director, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Since 2018, Visiting professor in AI and Nature at CVUT. Since 1998, frontline foreign correspondent for The Economist; lead stories from 50+ countries and many wars. Novelist: Giraffe, (2007); Submergence (2012, Hollywood version 2017). Expertise: AI, robots, drones; Africa, post-Communist economies; nature, literature.