• Jeremy Pesner

    Doctoral Student in Public Policy for Internet, Innovation & Emerging Technology


    I am currently a PhD student in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. My goal is to help shape policies and strategies around information technologies that empower people throughout the world. My research interests include ICT, Internet & telecommunications policy, technology innovation policy and technology forecasting. I am also interested in futurism, electronic art and music, and video games. My mission is to co-create a world in which people see what’s possible by discovering what’s possible for me.

  • About Jeremy

    Jeremy is a PhD student in Engineering and Public Policy, where he focuses on policy issues of IT, telecommunications, innovation and futurism. His current work centers on spectrum policy for connected vehicles, modeling wireless networks and econometric relationships between user behavior and broadband deployment. He previously worked at Israel’s Start-Up Nation Central, where he analyzed the country’s stealth startups and implications of long-term multinational presence. He also served as a data analyst, web designer and backend development for the federal government, Baltimore City and several technology startups. He has given and moderated presentations at various conferences including Hackers on Planet Earth, World Future Society and TEDx Herndon. He earned his BS in Computer Science at Dickinson College and his MA in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE and AAAS and a fellow of StartingBloc, NEXUS Global Summit and New Leaders Council.

  • Personality Assessments

    Not gospel, just interesting guides and points of view.


    (I don't like Myers-Briggs - I get inconsistent results.)

    Futuristic, Analytical, Intellection, Communication, Relator

    • People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.
    • People who are especially talented in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation.
    • People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.
    • People who are especially talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.
    • People who are especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.


    • Questioners question all expectations, and they respond to an expectation only if they conclude that it makes sense—in essence, they meet only inner expectations. 
    • They’re motivated by reason, logic, and fairness. They wake up and think, “What needs to get done today, and why?” They decide for themselves whether a course of action is a good idea, and they resist doing anything that seems to lack purpose.
    • Because Questioners want to make well-considered decisions and come to their own conclusions, they tend to be intellectually engaged, and they’re often willing to do exhaustive research. If they decide there’s sufficient basis for an expectation, they’ll follow it; they won’t follow it if they think it’s arbitrary, inefficient, or ineffective. 
    • Arguments such as “Everyone has to do this,” “You said you’d do this,” or “Because I say so,” or “I’m the doctor” aren’t compelling to a Questioner.

    The Quick-Start (Innovation, Alert)

    • You have a rare ability to rapidly identify opportunities and execute a plan with focus and determination.
    • This makes you a vital addition to teams.
    • You mix creativity with a thorough and diligent delivery.
    • Your ability to think on your feet helps you make important decisions under pressure.


    • Your most likable trait: Dependability.
    • You are the person others count on in the clutch, the one who perseveres when less determined spirits fall by the wayside.
    • You are not the pioneer who first strikes out for new territory, but the determined settler who follows and builds houses and towns and cultivates the soil.
    • You are a purposeful achiever who has endless patience to see a thing through, to make it a success. You are the original immovable object and irresistible force.
    • You are caring, giving, and affectionate, and have a great fondness for all things beautiful.
    • You have great stores of energy, which you put to use when you want to—not when others want you to.


    • Projectors have an inherent ability to understand others. They are the masters of reading and managing energy efficiently. It is because of their Center openness that they can take in and read the energy of others. Gradually, over time, the Projectors’ ability to read and recognize this energy gives them the wisdom to guide others in the most efficient use of their energies, gifts and talents.
    • Projectors are also great at organizing others and at networking. They know how to bring the right people to the job to accomplish a specific task and they also know how to maintain harmony in the world.
    • For these reasons Projectors are the ideal leaders, administrators and guides for the modern democratic world that we live in. Projectors just have this innate, natural ability to recognize the potential and talent of other people and to be able to offer guidance to them.

    Selflessness, Immortality, Emanation, Humility

    • Your life is about giving support and nurture to others, but never at the expense of yourself. Without this service at the heart of your life, you will never feel a sense of real purpose.
    • You are here for the thrill of life, no matter what it brings you. When all is going smoothly, you will be totally absorbed with whatever is
      before you, thereby preventing you from worrying about the future.
    • You hunger to create new things wherever you go. You are a firestarter. You are here to initiate things and propel people into action. You are a person of action and your body thrives on excitement.
    • You are here to make a profound sacrifice in life - to let go of your own self interest and allow your heart to dictate the service you bring into the world. You are here to be recognized as a leader in your chosen field and lead others into a new and better future.
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