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PODCAST: NextTech: The Future of Technology, Security, and Threats

PODCAST: NextTech: The Future of Technology, Security, and Threats

Peter Singer, best selling author and "one of Washington's pre-eminent futurists" on key trends.

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Duration: 41:35


Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberwar, and "Likewar" Battles on Social Media; the 21st century is being shaped by a range of exciting, and scary, new trends and technologies. A best selling author described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of Washington’s pre-eminent futurists,” and a consultant for groups that range from the CIA and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Singer uses an exciting speaking style to explore for an audience the key trends emerging today that will shape the world of technology and security tomorrow.


Peter Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at New America and considered one of the world's leading experts on 21st century security issues. He is the author of multiple award-winning books, including Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry; Wired for War: the Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century; and Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know. As a scholar in international relations and a specialist on 21st century warfare, his books have been named to both the US Army and US Navy professional reading list.

His past work includes serving at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Harvard University, and as the founding director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings, where he was the youngest person named senior fellow in its 100 year history.