Alex Salkever is a writer, futurist and technology leader. He is the co-author with Vivek Wadhwa of and "Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning The Battle To Control Your Brain - And How To Fight Back" (to be published in June 2016). Previously, he co-authored with Wadhwa “The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Can Change the Future” was named as a Finalist in the 2017 McKinsey / Financial Times Book of the Year Competition, one of the most prestigious competitions in business books. In the book and in dozens of articles published online he explores exponentially advancing technologies such as robotics, genomics, renewable energy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence and driverless cars. He is a columnist for Fortune and previously served as the Technology Editor at BusinessWeek.com and as a Guest Researcher at the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering.