ExploreExplorer. Scientist.Technologist. Let's spend time together to better understand, make sense of, and put to good use, rapidly advancing technologies and the mindset necessary to apply them. Scroll to learn more about some of the organizations and initiatives I am associated with. For contact information, a brief biography and photographs, or to connect on social media, please scroll to the end of this page.
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"People need a sacred narrative. They must have a sense of larger purpose, in one form or another, however intellectualized. They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive." E. O. Wilson
"It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life - for 8 billion or more people - without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt." E. O. Wilson
"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things" Steve Jobs
"You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own." Michelle Obama
The Turkana Basin Institute - AfricanFossils.org - - Link
"Son, Observe the Time and Fly from Evil" Extra points for knowing the location of this one.
The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation - Link
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts." Henry David Thoreau
Jazz on the Plazz by Los Gatos Music & Arts - Link
"To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity." Douglas Adams
"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter." Mark Twain
Explorer - Scientist - Technologist
In order to realize a preferred future, we must create and foster a positive vision with a mindset of growth and inclusion.
Jonathan is the Science and Exploration Fellow at Mission Blue—The Sylvia Earle Alliance promoting ocean conservation through the creation of Hope Spots around the world,tt and, the Exploration and Ideation Director for the Frontier Development Lab—a NASA AI research accelerator. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Big Wild--an organization using AI to monitor and preserve animals in their natural habitat, and is a member of the board of, and an advisor to, several other ocean, space, archaeology, learning, technology, engineering, and education organizations.With over 30 years in Silicon Valley leadership positions at Apple, Adobe, and Autodesk, Jonathan provides insight on the intersection of emerging technologies and social trends, and closing the gap between the theory and the practice of innovation in a world of rapidly accelerating technological capabilities. He advises start-ups, business leaders, government officials, and academics around the world. Jonathan is a creative thinker and respected voice on future trends, long-range vision, "moonshot" thinking, and creating a preferred future.