FUTURE STATE

FUTURE STATE

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.... Show More

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October 16, 2019 75 min

With the release of her new book, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, we revisit our fantastic discussion with Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and National Security Advisor Susan Rice. Rice reflects on watching America’s power on the global stage be washed away by an American president, her time in the service of the US government, and the some of the other experiences that inform her new book.

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October 3, 2019 55 min

Listen to the some of the best clips from Future State Season 2. This Bonus episode includes conversations with former members of cabinet, technologists, leading scientists, and other experts at the forefront of technology, politics, and national security. Dick Clarke talks to these experts about Artificial Intelligence, quantum computing, defense and diplomacy, cyber security, climate change, human genome engineering, and much mor...

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In the final episode of the season, we bring you a special live edition of Future State Podcast. Hear host Richard Clarke discuss his latest book "The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats"


https://fifthdomainbook.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Domain-Defending-Companies-Ourselves/dp/052556196X

Twitter: @richardclarke

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Governor Terry McAuliffe confronted racism in a formerly confederate state, and turned Virginia from red to purple to blue. He was governor when white supremecists and neo-nazis descended on Charlottesville, VA and watched first hand as rioters and protesters clashed in the streets. McAuliffe joins to talk about his new book, Beyond Charlottesville, Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism, that recounts the events that day and how...

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Eva Galperin is leading the charge to save our civil liberties in cyberspace. On Part 2 of the Future of Privacy and Surveillance, Eva and Dick talk about privacy and security for vulnerable populations around the world, including here in the United States. Eva seeks to take down an industry makes malicious software for monitoring the devices (and lives) of ordinary people. Stalkerware, or spouseware, are programs that can be cover...

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Ashton Carter joins to talk about his tremendous career, decades of public service, and new book Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons from a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon.

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Jon Callas is a computer security expert, software engineer, user experience designer, and technologist. This week, Callas and Clarke talk about the early days of encryption, where Callas was a major contributor to the field as a co-founder of Pretty Good Privacy software. They discuss government forays into surveillance, like using the clipper chip to secure voice and data messages, as well as the FBI’s attempt to pressure Apple t...

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July 1, 2019 60 min

Alperovitch and Knake join host Richard Clarke to discuss current tensions in cyberspace, how companies and the government are (or should be) gaining an edge in defense, and talk about Clarke and Knake's new book, The Fifth Domain.


Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc

Twitter: @DAlperovitch


Rob Knake

Author of the Fifth Domain

Twitter: @robknake


Website: FutureStatePodcast.com

Instagram: @FutureState 

Twi...

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June 17, 2019 40 min
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June 10, 2019 43 min

The promises of Quantum technology could bring revolutionary changes to computing and processing data. And you may not realize it, but quantum computers are already here. Companies like IBM, Google, and Rigetti have created machines that are running algorithms that our laptops would take centuries to process. These algorithms are being merged with other tech like Artificial Intelligence to optimize, for instance, scientific researc...

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Simon Rosenberg is a political strategist for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, with decades of experience working in multi-platform political campaigns. Rosenberg shares unique insights from the hacking of the Democratic party institutions during the 2016 election. He discusses the tactics used by the Russians that, he asserts, had a determinative effect Donald Trump’s victory. ...

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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 demo...

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May 20, 2019 46 min

"Isis is defeated," Donald Trump proclaimed. The terrorist group which once controlled a nation the size of England with cities of hundreds of thousands of people has indeed been run out of the cities of Syria and Iraq, but it's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has recently re-appeared on a video vowing vengeance and revenge and claiming credit for the massacre of hundreds of Christians on the island nation of Sri Lanka. Wh...

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From financial markets to social media to e-commerce, Artificial Intelligence is increasingly integrated into our lives. Amy Webb joins the podcast to discuss the Intelligent systems that don't share our motivations, desires, or hopes for the future of humanity are now being built by nine powerful companies: Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Apple in the U.S. and Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent in China. While their aim...

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May 6, 2019 47 min

Dick Clarke and Ambassador Bill Burns discuss the current state of diplomacy, and its seemingly waning stature in the US foreign policy landscape. Bill Burns spent 32 years as a career Foreign Service Officer. He was the man behind every Secretary of State in recent history. Amb. Burns recounts his unparalleled Foreign Service career from his new book The Back Channel, including undertaking secret diplomatic talks with Libyan and I...

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April 29, 2019 48 min

Dick Clarke and former Under Secretary of Defense Michele Flournoy discuss the near-term and long-term outlook for the United States Department of Defense. With a budget over $700 billion, is the US maintaining military superiority over our adversaries, like Russia and China? Some experts are not convinced. With rapid developments in Artificial Intelligence, unmanned weapons systems, and cyber war, how will Pentagon capabilities an...

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April 22, 2019 43 min

This week host Richard Clarke sits down with Jamie Metzl, Futurist and Policy Expert, to continue the discussion on the future of gene editing.


To find out more about Jamie’s work check out https://jamiemetzl.com or follow him on twitter @jamiemetzl.


As always, please let us know if you have any thoughts or questions by reaching out to me @richardclarke and www.richardaclarke.net.  


You can also preorder my new book “The Fifth...

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April 15, 2019 32 min
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April 8, 2019 48 min
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April 1, 2019 55 min
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