Patrick Tucker


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Patrick Tucker is editor-at-large for THE FUTURIST magazine and technology editor for DefenseOne, a national security and foreign policy site from Atlantic Media. He's also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens In a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, Penguin 2014.) The book is an exploration of how big data is changing the nature of foresight and the future itself. He's also the former deputy editor of THE FUTURIST magazine.

In his nearly nine years at THE FUTURIST magazine, he by-lined more than 180 articles on the future, everything from flying cars to quantum computing, from geo-engineering to the future of the human brain. He's solicited and edited articles from some of the most important visionaries of our time inventor Ray Kurzweil, iRobot founder Rodney Brooks, author and New America Foundation director Joel Garreau, military strategist Edward N. Luttwak, nanotechnology pioneer K. Eric Drexler, open-net advocate and sci-fi luminary Cory Doctorow, psychologist Philip Zimbardo, anthropologist and neuroscientist Helen Fisher, and economist Martin Wolfe among many others. As a journalist he's interviewed former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, former CIA director Robert James Woolsey, tech guru Tim O'Reilly, gerentologist Aubrey deGrey, mathematician Stephen Wolfram, among many other luminaries.

His writing has appeared in various publications and on many sites, including THE FUTURIST magazine, Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, The Wilson Quarterly, Encyclopedia Britannica online, the Utne Reader, and as part of Discovery Channel broadcasts. His writing has been translated into Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

During that period, he also served as the director of communications for the World Future Society. As such, he directed the editorial content for THE FUTURIST magazine and the World Future Society Web site, overseeing a stable of more than 40 contributing bloggers (both staff and volunteer.) He continues to handle media engagements for the Society. He's been quoted as a foresight community representative in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, The Christian Science Monitor, Elle Canada,, Smart, Voice of America. He's also been a guest on such networks and programs as WTOP in Washington, Fox and Friends, The Kojo Namndi show, RT, CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, and Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku.


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