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Friday, May 25 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Future War: Other Worlds or Other Worldly?

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Radical developments in technology will forever alter the future of war. The advent of such emerging technologies as robotics, AI, VR, and synthetic biology may make war on Earth nearly unrecognizable, something from a distant world. Perhaps developments in space exploration and travel may bring these new forms of combat to new worlds. This panel will assemble a super-awesome collection of experts to discuss bleeding edge technologies and how they will change warfare. The panel will draw examples from Sci-Fi, and a particular emphasis will be placed upon considering space war in the future.

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Jesse Kirkpatrick

Asst. Professor, George Mason University
Jesse Kirkpatrick is a Research Assistant Professor, the Assistant Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University, and a Politico-Military Analyst, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Kirkpatrick is an expert on the just... Read More →

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Jonathan Moreno

Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Bioethics, neuroscience, genetics, national security and popular culture
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Dr. Sara Usher

Non-Resident Postdoctoral Fellow, George Mason University Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy
Conflict, cooperation, national security

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Barbara Mabie-McClain

Manager, Pop Culture Programs, The Museum of Science Fiction
Barbara, Is a Master Class costumer that has been sewing small things, crafting, and beading for over 20 years. In 2013 Barb discovered the convention scene while attending her first convention, PaxEast, and fell in love with costuming and cosplay since. She has her Cosmetology license... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
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