Rebecca D. Costa is an American sociobiologist and expert on the unexplored intersection between human evolution, technology and policy. A new voice in the mold of Alvin Toffler, Jared Diamond and Edward O. Wilson, Costa attributes modern consternation to the effect prehistoric instincts and lightening-fast advances in science have on private, business, and public policy decisions.
Retiring from a successful career in Silicon Valley, Costa moved to the Big Sur area of California to research and write her first treatise, The Watchman’s Rattle. The international success of the book led to a satellite syndicated radio program called The Costa Report. Costa’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian and other leading publications. Her second book, The Sum of Our Ambition, offers a first look at the role predictive analytics, fast adaptation, and preemption play in shaping future outcomes.
Costa is represented by the Scott Meredith Literary Agency, the American Program Bureau, the Genesis Communications Network, VoiceAmerica and The Costa Group, Inc.