Sonia Arrison

Best Selling Author, Futurist and Trends Analyst on Human Longevity
Fee Range: $10,000–$15,000 [FEE NOTE]
Travels From: California
Sonia Arrison is a best-selling author and analyst who has studied the impact of new technologies on society for the better part of two decades. As a founder, academic advisor, and, currently, trustee at Singularity University in Mountain View, California, her research focuses on exponentially growing technologies and their impact on society.

Her most recent book,
100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith, addresses the social, economic, and cultural impacts of radical human longevity. It was a national best-seller and listed as one of the “Best Books of 2012″ by the Financial Times. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia, and author of two previous books (Western Visions and Digital Dialog). She was previously a Director and Senior Fellow in Tech Studies at the Pacific Research Institute, a columnist at TechNewsWorld, and hosted a radio show called “digital dialogue” on the Voice America network.

Often asked for advice on technology issues, Sonia has given testimony and served as an expert witness for various government committees such as the Congressional Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce and the California Commission on Internet Political Practices. She is an instructor for California’s Command College and serves on the Board of Trustees for Singularity University.

In her keynotes, Sonia Arrison explores fascinating concepts in futurism and emerging developments in society.

Most Requested Topics:

  • 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything: Futurist and policy analyst Sonia Arrison has been studying the effects of new technologies on human life for over a decade. This talk elaborates on the impending "longevity revolution" and the accepted notion that the first person to live to 150 has likely already been born. In this captivating talk, Sonia Arrison discusses the implications of a longer life cycle on everything, but it will specifically invoke a need to name the new, emerging life stages, such as "adultlescence," the period after adolescence but before adulthood that many millennials are finding themselves in now.
  • What Happens When Our Hearts & Our Minds Get More Time