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Mark Roeder writes about the powerful undercurrents and ideas that are reshaping the modern world, and is also the author of The Big Mo: Why Momentum Now Rules Our World. He draws on extensive global experience in digital technologies, systems, and consumer behavior as a former senior executive at UBS Bank, Zurich Financial Services, and Westpac Bank. He is now a consultant with Chicago-based David Hale Global Economics and a Delphi Fellow contributor to Big Think. He was born in London and divides his time between Europe and Australia.

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"Unnatural Selection paints a compelling picture of human adaptability, identifying new traits within all of us that are helping us to survive and succeed in a climate-controlled world dominated by information. This is not just wishful thinking for geeks technology is changing the landscape of society, and Roeder describes how humanity is changing along with it."
Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse and Robogenesis

"Everyone knows that the kinds of people that would have been rejected as social outcasts in the 1950s the shy science nerds, persnickety math geeks, obsessive recluses who turned their parents' garages into labs have transformed the way we live in the past twenty years, quietly rising to positions of great power in the process. In this provocative book, Mark Roeder explains how they have become a social force driving a new kind of human evolution."
Steve Silberman, editor, Wired magazine

"It is becoming evident that our great technical achievements have far outstripped our capacity to evolve socially and emotionally, leaving us unable to connect with ourselves and with others, lonely yet terrified of true intimacy and lacking the tools to form meaningful relationships. In Unnatural Selection, Mark Roeder has brought scholarship and prescience to understanding this dehumanizing challenge and in then finding a 'middle way' to use technology for our benefit and not be used by it. This is a most important book for our times."
Peter A Levine, PhD, bestselling author of Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, and In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

"Roeder's excellent book is thought-provoking and enjoyable it provides a fresh perspective on human progress."
Simon Baron-Cohen, professor of developmental psychopathology, University of Cambridge, UK, director of the Autism Research Centre, and Fellow of Trinity College

"An entertaining and engrossing read. Roeder smartly integrates evolution, genetics and cognitive science to show how the rise of the geek is inevitable and well under way. It's a fabulous book about human destiny."
Rob Brooks, professor of evolutionary biology and prize-winning author of Sex, Genes, and Rock 'n Roll: How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World

"A thoughtful, contemplative treatise told with wit and wisdom."-Publishers Weekly
"Unnatural Selection paints a compelling picture of human adaptability, identifying new traits within all of us that are helping us to survive and succeed in a climate-controlled world dominated by information. This is not just wishful thinking for geeks technology is changing the landscape of society, and Roeder describes how humanity is changing along with it."
Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse and Robogenesis

"Everyone knows that the kinds of people that would have been rejected as social outcasts in the 1950s the shy science nerds, persnickety math geeks, obsessive recluses who turned their parents' garages into labs have transformed the way we live in the past twenty years, quietly rising to positions of great power in the process. In this provocative book, Mark Roeder explains how they have become a social force driving a new kind of human evolution."
Steve Silberman, editor, Wired magazine

"It is becoming evident that our great technical achievements have far outstripped our capacity to evolve socially and emotionally, leaving us unable to connect with ourselves and with others, lonely yet terrified of true intimacy and lacking the tools to form meaningful relationships. In Unnatural Selection, Mark Roeder has brought scholarship and prescience to understanding this dehumanizing challenge and in then finding a 'middle way' to use technology for our benefit and not be used by it. This is a most important book for our times."
Peter A Levine, PhD, bestselling author of Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, and In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

"Roeder's excellent book is thought-provoking and enjoyable it provides a fresh perspective on human progress."
Simon Baron-Cohen, professor of developmental psychopathology, University of Cambridge, UK, director of the Autism Research Centre, and Fellow of Trinity College

"An entertaining and engrossing read. Roeder smartly integrates evolution, genetics and cognitive science to show how the rise of the geek is inevitable and well under way. It's a fabulous book about human destiny."
Rob Brooks, professor of evolutionary biology and prize-winning author of Sex, Genes, and Rock 'n Roll: How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World

"A thoughtful, contemplative treatise told with wit and wisdom."-Publishers Weekly

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