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Peter W. Singer

Best-Selling Author and Renowned Futurist

A best-selling author of both nonfiction and novels, Singer is Strategist at New America, and editor at Popular Science. He has served as a consultant for the US Military, Intelligence Community, and FBI, as well as advised a range of entertainment programs, including HBO, Warner, and the video game series Call of Duty, the best-selling entertainment project in history. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation's 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues,  and by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List. Singer uses an exciting and personal speaking style to guide audiences through complex issues of technology, security, and change. 

NextTech: The Future of Technology... and Security

Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberwar, 3D printing, bio-enhancements, and a new geopolitical competition; 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 to Hollywood and the Call of Duty video game series, 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.

The CyberThreatscape: What are the Key Trends in Cybersecurity?

From ransomware to the collapse of cyber deterrence, a series of new threats are changing the cybersecurity landscape. 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 to Hollywood, Singer uses an exciting speaking style to explore for an audience the key trends emerging today that will shape the world of cybersecurity tomorrow.

LikeWar: How Social Media is Changing the World...and How the World Is Changing Social Media

Terrorists livestream their attacks, “Twitter wars” sell music albums and produce real-world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace that plays out on our smartphones. P. W. Singer is the author of LikeWar, a new book that has been lauded by figures as diverse as the creator of the Internet, the director of the CIA, and the producer of The Purge movies. For five years, he researched how social media works and what was its effect on the news, politics, and war, crossing examples that ranged from how ISIS copies the Instagram tactics of Taylor Swift, a former World of Warcraft addict foils war crimes thousands of miles away, internet trolls shape elections, and China uses a smartphone app to police the thoughts of 1.4 billion citizens. His work uncovers questions that range from how and why things go viral, to the new rules of power in the age of social media to exactly what can we all do to navigate our way through a world increasingly shaped by "likes" and lies. 

Meet Peter W. Singer

A best-selling author of both nonfiction and novels, Singer is Strategist at New America, and editor at Popular Science. He has served as a consultant for the US Military, Intelligence Community, and FBI, as well as advised a range of entertainment programs, including HBO, Warner, and the video game series Call of Duty, the best-selling entertainment project in history. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation's 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues,  and by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List. Singer uses an exciting and personal speaking style to guide audiences through complex issues of technology, security, and change. 

Peter Warren Singer is Strategist at New America and an editor at Popular Science magazine. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation's 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List, as an official "Mad Scientist" for the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command, and by Onalytica social media data analysis as one of the ten most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity and 25th most influential in the field of robotics. Peter's award winning books include Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military IndustryChildren at WarWired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century; and Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know and Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War, a technothriller crossed with nonfiction research, which has been endorsed by people who range from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to the co-inventor of the Internet to the writer of HBO Game of Thrones. His upcoming nonfiction book, LikeWar, will be out in October 2018 and explores how social media has changed war and politics, and war and politics has changed social media. 

His past work include 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. 

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