John Schroeter

Exec Dir
Abundant World Institute

John Schroeter is Executive Director of Abundant World Institute™. Comprising a society of the world’s foremost technologists, futurists, and entrepreneurs, Abundant World Institute is dedicated to transforming global challenges into massive opportunities in areas of tremendous human consequence.

He is the editor of After Shock—The world’s foremost futurists reflect on 50 years of Future Shock—and look ahead to the next 50, featuring the world’s foremost futurists including Ray Kurzweil, George Gilder, David Brin, Alan Kay, Po Bronson, Bill Davidow, Carver Mead, Sanjiv Chopra, Kirk Borne, Byron Reese, Paul Saffo, Lord Martin Rees, and more than a hundred others. He also co-authored the critically-acclaimed Moonshots—Creating a World of Abundance, winner of the 2019 Gold Medal by Axiom Business Book Awards, the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Award, and honored by Kirkus Reviews as a “Best Book of 2018.” Moonshots—with Schroeter, Naveen Jain, and Sir Richard Branson—reveals the world-changing secrets of the entrepreneurial mindset, showing how curiosity, imagination, and exponential possibility are solving global grand challenges and enabling life without limits.

Schroeter’s deep industry experience spans semiconductors to high-performance computing to advanced automotive technologies to groundbreaking work in artificial intelligence. His patented work in eliminating counterfeit drugs from the supply chain was recognized with Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation of the Year Award. Schroeter is also the publisher of the iconic Popular Electronics, Mechanix Illustrated, and Popular Astronomy magazines, hosted at His first book was the Prentice Hall classic, Surviving the ASIC Experience, on the design of custom integrated circuits. Also passionate about music, Schroeter authored Between the Strings—the Secret Lives of Guitars, with introduction by BB King, and is an award-winning music producer.

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