Melba Kurman writes and speaks about exponential technologies and how they affect us. She is the co-author of two award-winning books, one on 3D printing (Wiley) and the other on driverless cars (MIT Press). She has been interviewed on NPR and Politico, and her work appears in various media outlets, including Popular Mechanics, Forbes Middle East and VentureBeat. In the past, Melba worked at Microsoft and Cornell. She was educated at Cornell University and the University of Illinois's I-School. Melba was born in Helsinki, and is a proud first-generation American-Estonian.