Peter W. Singer
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Peter W. Singer

A best-selling author of both nonfiction and novels, Peter W. Singer is Strategist at New America and a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University. 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. Singer uses an exciting and personal speaking style to guide audiences through complex issues of technology, security, and change.
Best-Selling Author and Renowned Futurist

Expertise In:

  • Innovation and Technology
  • Futurism
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cybersecurity
  • National Security

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
  • Corporations
  • Senior Management Groups
  • The Technology Industry

A best-selling author of both nonfiction and novels, Peter W. Singer is Strategist at New America and a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University. 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. Singer uses an exciting and personal speaking style to guide audiences through complex issues of technology, security, and change.

Described in the Wall Street Journal as “the premier futurist in the national- security environment,” 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, and as an official “Mad Scientist” for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command.

No author, living or dead, has more books on the professional military readings lists. His non-fiction books include Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry, Children at War, Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century; Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know and most recently LikeWar, which explores how social media has changed war and politics. It was named an Amazon and Foreign Affairs book of the year and reviewed by Booklist as “LikeWar should be required reading for everyone living in a democracy and all who aspire to.”

He is also the co-author of a new type of novel, using the format of a technothriller to communicate nonfiction research. Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War was both a top summer read and led to briefings everywhere from the White House to the Pentagon. His latest is Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution. It has been described by the creator of Lost and Watchmen as “A visionary new form of storytelling—a rollercoaster ride of science fiction blended with science fact,” and by the head of Army Cyber Command as “I loved Burn-In so much that I’ve already read it twice.”

Peter W. Singer's Speech Topics

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.

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.

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. 

Works by Peter W. Singer

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Peter W. Singer

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