The Future State Podcast will be tackling the issues at that intersection of technology, politics, and national security. Host Richard A Clarke served the last three Presidents as a senior White House Advisor holding the titles of Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security. He will be talking to some of the most fascinating people on the front lines.
In Season 1, Richard looked at the issues, not the politics, going into the 2018 midterms. And we did it with some of the nation's leading experts. People like Bill Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Susan Rice, Wendy Sherman, Seth Moulton and others.
In Season 2, host Richard Clarke will look the issues that will shape our future are technical and most of us don’t know enough about them. Issues like gene editing and bio-engineering, artificial intelligence, cyber war, quantum computing, nuclear proliferation, the new face of terrorism, and the accelerating pace of climate change.
Christopher Ray the director of the FBI recently said that the Russians are still trying to manipulate our social media and hack their way into our election infrastructure. He said they will certainly be part of the 2020 presidential election campaign. How do we preserve democracy when foreign intelligence services are trying to manipulate it?
In the first part of a two part podcast, we talk to Laura Rosenberger how we preserve democracy in the face of attack by foreign states. We discuss how tactics long-perfected by Russia are being used online to sow discord in the US and Europe in the run-up to democratic elections. These tactics are now being used by other authoritarian states like Iran and China, at home and abroad. We discuss the puzzling trend in anti-vaccination movements, and how these communities are being targeted and manipulated by foreign actors to spread new conspiracies. How can ordinary citizens detect when fake accounts are spreading falsehoods and ginning up societal divisions. We expect to see election meddling evolve, what is the government and the public doing to prepare for the 2020 elections? All this and more on this week’s Future State.
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