Steven Johnson is the author of the bestsellers Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, Everything Bad is Good for You, Mind Wide Open, Emergence, and Interface Culture, and is the editor of the anthology The Inventor’s Cookbook. He is the founder of a variety of influential websites—most recently, outside.in—and writes for Time, Wired, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s most perceptive and thought-provoking thinkers on new media and the evolution of information technology. A popular lecturer in the US and around the world, he lives in Marin County, with his wife and three sons. His new book, Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age, was just released by Riverhead Books.