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The Academy and the Androids: Future Technologies and the Humanities with Peter Moons and Clark Summers

In this podcast we discuss Aristotle, science fiction cinema, Heidegger, friendly AI, the threats and promises of superintelligent software, technology’s impact on society, surveillance states, and cyborg citizens.

Peter Joseph Moons has a wide academic background and has spent over a dozen years outside the United States. Among his travels, he was in Panama for the tail end of the dictatorship under General Noriega. He also was in Kosovo, Yugoslavia, just after another political strongman, Slobodan Milošević, vacated his military forces from that province. Both of these experiences give him a unique perspective on governmental power. 

Peter’s current interests include international relations, politics, understanding power and control within dictatorships, complex humanitarian emergencies, conflicts, crisis management, and ethics of technology. His analysis on these topics can be found at Straterian or on Twitter, @Straterian. Peter’s academic research papers are also available. You may view his professional LinkedIn profile.

COL Clark H. Summers, Ret. (USAR) is a doctoral candidate at Salve Regina University. His dissertation research considers aspects of American citizenship as an expression of the classical English militia tradition. Recent projects include article publications in Military Review, US Army Chemical Review, and on Inter-Disciplinary.Net.