Rebecca Costa, Sociobiologist and Futurist

Science is the opposite of Politics.

Rebecca Costa

Rebecca Costa, Sociobiologist and Futurist, shared the story behind her title with us on Sunday, August 30, 2020.

Rebecca is the preeminent global expert on the subject of “fast adaptation” and recipient of the prestigious Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award. Her career spans four decades of working with founders, executives and leading venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Costa’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, and other leading publications. She presently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Lifeboat Foundation along with futurist Ray Kurzweil and Nobel Laureates Daniel Kahneman, Eric S. Maskin, Richard J. Roberts and Wole Soyinka.

Costa was the founder and CEO of one of the largest technology marketing firms in California, where she developed an extensive track record of launching game-changing technologies. Her clients included industry innovators such as Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Oracle, Siebel Systems, General Electric, 3M and others. She has been on the forefront of technological and scientific innovation, assisting venture capitalists and large corporations to identify, fund and launch disruptive new trends.


The work that Rebecca Costa does, and continues to do to this day, is one of the most fascinating topics out there. Studying human behavior, genetics and how both are tied to evolution and the challenges we face today is an enormous contribution to the world.  What fascinated me the most about Rebecca was her openness as a scientist, and her willingness to share that her drive actually ties directly to her childhood living with fear in Vietnam. 

Listen (and subscribe!) to our full interview with Rebecca below or on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle or iHeartRadio!

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