About Me

I’m technology editor for Defense One and deputy editor for The Futurist  magazine.  As a journalist, I cover AI and AGI, information technology, cybernetics, nanotechnology, genetics and genetic ethics, invention, climate change and climate change mitigation, demography, culture, Japan, disaster management and neuroscience and I’ve done so behalf of various publications and sites, including MIT Technology Review, Slate, The Wilson Quarterly, the Discovery Channel, and yadda yadda blah blah blah.

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, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 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, inventor Ray Kurzweil and many other fascinating thinkers on various topics related to culture, technology, and innovation.

I’m the 2006 winner of the Barry Hannah Prize in short fiction, was a finalist for the 2004 One Story short story competition, and was the winner of the 2006 Eugene Walter Award for the Novel. I hold a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins and my short stories have appeared in such literary journals as The Yalobusha Review, Main Street Rag, andTouchstone.