The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
The Future And You--August 20, 2014

Topic: The Technological Future of War.

Speakers: Jim Beall, Charles E. Gannon, Mark Wandrey, Bart Kemper, and Michael Z. Williamson.

Michael Z. Williamson is retired from the United States military after 25 years and is both a science fiction and military fiction author. He is also associate editor at SurvivalBlog where he does reviews of disaster preparedness products. He has consulted on military matters, weapons and disaster preparedness for Discovery Channel and Outdoor Channel productions. He tests and reviews firearms and gear for manufacturers. He is the author of at least ten military SF novels, one of which is a collaboration with the New York Times best-selling author John Ringo.

Jim Beall has been a nuclear engineer for over 40 years. His experience in engineering and power systems began as a naval officer. After the USN he worked in design, construction, inspection, and assessment at a nuclear utility and at an architectural engineering firm before joining the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC).

Dr. Charles E. Gannon was a Distinguished Professor of English at St. Bonaventure University and a Fulbright Senior Specialist (2004-2009). As a member of the think-tank SIGMA, he has advised the Pentagon, Air Force, Army, NATO, DARPA, DHS, NASA, and other agencies. His earlier credits include film and TV writing & production in NYC. These days he is principally known as a New York Times bestselling author.

Mark Wandrey is a writer who has had a lifetime of diverse jobs, extensive travels, and living in most areas of the country. He is best known for his Earth Song series of novels.

Bart Kemper is a Professional Engineer who works as a consultant for the US military. He is also a writer, soldier, photographer, inventor, and problem solver. Based in Louisiana, he also works in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam and Washington State.

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the August 20, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 55 minutes] This panel was recorded in front of an audience on June 28, 2014 in Chattanooga TN at the SF&F convention LibertyCon.

Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author an ebook about the future entitledIndistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.

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