David Wood studied mathematics and the philosophy of science at Cambridge before spending twenty five years in the mobile computing and smartphone industry. During that time, he co-founded Symbian, and software written by his teams was included on half a billion smartphones worldwide. Seeing the radical possibilities of exponentially improving technologies, such as nanotech, AI, biotech, and cognotech, he founded the London Futurists meetup, and has been chairing regular discussions in London since 2008 on technoprogressive and transhumanist possibilities. He is now an independent futurist speaker, writer, and consultant. His most recent book is "The Abolition of Aging: The forthcoming radical extension of healthy human longevity"