Dr. Tom Keenan (@drfuture) wrote his first machine and assembler language programs in 1965 and by 1972 was working as a systems programmer on the KRONOS and MULTICS operating systems. This led to a long career as a computer science professor, media commentator and writer about the human side of technology. He helped design one of the first automated DNA sequencing machines, as well as a system for personal identification based on typing rhythm. He has a Masters in Engineering and a Doctorate from Columbia University and has held a number of credentials, including CISSP and Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society and Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. An award-winning journalist, he co-authored the 1984 CBC Radio IDEAS series 'Crimes of the Future' and wrote the 2014 best-selling book 'Technocreep' (Greystone Books, Vancouver; OR Books, New York).