Patrick Tucker

Writer in Washington, DC

Patrick Tucker

Writer in Washington, DC

What you need to know, I'm the author of The Naked Future: What Happens In A World That Anticipates Your Every Move (Current, 2014.)

I am also the science and technology editor for Defense One where I write on information technology, AI, big data, predictive analytics, cybernetics, nanotechnology, cybersecurity, invention, climate change and climate change mitigation, demography, social media, public policy, and all the ways that emerging technology influences national security. Prior to that, I was deputy editor for The Futurist magazine and director of communications for the non profit World Future Society for nearly a decade. My writing has appeared in Slate, Salon, The Atlantic, Quartz, MIT Technology Review, National Journal, The Wilson Quarterly, The Johns Hopkins Magazine, the Utne Reader, and as part of Discovery channel broadcasts and special features.

As a science journalist and editor, I've had the good fortune to interview such technologists, policy experts, and visionaries as MIT roboticist Rodney Brooks, Google research director Peter Norvig, military strategist Edward N. Luttwak, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, former CIA director Robert James Woolsey, tech guru Tim O'Reilly, environmentalist Lester Brown, flying-car-creator Paul Moller, historian Lewis Lapham, activist Azar Nafisi, and inventor Ray Kurzweil on various topics related to technology and innovation.

I've been quoted as a futurist in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, PC magazine, Laptop, Elle Canada, Wired.com, Smart Money.com, Voice of America, and the Discovery Channel, and have been a guest on such networks and programs as CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, and Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku.

I also do regular media appearances on MSNBC, FOX, CNN, and other cable news outlets to offer analysis about the intersection of emerging technology and national security.

I hold a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins.

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