Rob Nail walks into the room looking like a Silicon Valley Doctor Who as played by David Tennant - tailored suit, 3D-printed trainers and the Californian twist on the sonic screwdriver, Google Glass.
But despite spending most of his days predicting what the future will look like, he doesn't want to become a time lord.
"I feel more like a robot," says the chief executive of the Singularity University (SU).
He thinks that the gap between humans and robots is closing as biology and silicon increasingly collide.
He reels off examples.
Bionic eyes that combine a Google Glass device with a tiny electrode in the retina and will be available in the US for partially-sighted people in a few weeks' time. It is only a matter of time before they filter down to the wider public. "Useful for pilots.," he says.
He describes apps for the next-generation Google Glass that will allow users to read the heat maps of people's faces to tell if someone is lying or not. "They will either be banned or become a must-have in the world's boardrooms."
And the first re-engineered human is not far off, either. "It will come within the next year, probably initially to offset some disease," he predicts.
"If you want to be at the head of the class in future you are going to have to be enhanced," he says matter-of-factly.