Ian Angell is a freelance speaker and consultant, internationally renowned as a ‘futurologist’, in particular for his views on private cryptocurrencies and the future of money, and more generally on the global consequences of Information and Communication Technologies. He was Professor of Information Systems at the London School of Economics from ۱۹۸۶ until his ‘retirement’ in September ۲۰۱۱. Prior to this he researched and taught Computer Science at Royal Holloway College, and University College London.
Ian is well known for his arguments against ‘scientism’, and these can be found in the book Science’s First Mistake that he wrote with his good friend Dionysios Demetis. They are planning a follow up, in which they will consider how computer technology is changing the human perception of ‘reality’. Ian is also highly critical of the many YouTube videos that place Science in conflict with Religion, and how they misrepresent Agnosticism. Ian is now busier than ever, writing books and articles, giving interviews, travelling the world consulting and on speaking engagements. You can find out more about him by going to his biography page. He followed up this book with Flight of the Golden Geese in which, with co-author David Lesperance, he describes how the super-rich were fleeing high-tax states, and finding very welcoming havens.