George Friedman and Stratfor
Dr. George Friedman is the chairman of Stratfor, a company he founded in 1996 that has pioneered the field of private intelligence. As
chief intelligence officer, Dr. Friedman guides the strategic vision of the Stratfor intelligence group. Read more about George Friedman. The essays below are written by Dr. Friedman or one of the senior staff of Stratfor.
Jeff Harrow is an expert on technological innovation
and all aspects of information technology. Jeff, now Principal
at The Harrow Group, was the chief technologist for the Corporate
Strategy Groups of both Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. Read more about Jeff Harrow.
Robin Hanson is an assistant professor of economics at George Mason University. In addition to economics, in 1997 Robin received a Ph.D. in social science from the California Institute of Technology, and later served as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1984, Robin received masters in physics and the philosophy of science from the University of Chicago. Read more about Robin Hanson.
Peter Lavelle is Moscow-based analyst working in the areas of financial analysis, public relations and business consulting. A former academic in the field of Eastern European and Russian history, he is also a freelance writer and has written for the Moscow Times, Transitions Online, RFE/RL, Prime-TASS and Asia Times Online, as well as other publications. Read more about Peter Lavelle.
Dr. Sohail Inayatullah, a political scientist, is Visiting Professor at Tamkang University, Taipei, Visiting Academic at Queensland University of Technology, Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and Professor of Futures Studies with the IMCA (International Management Centres Association), University of Action Learning. Read more about Sohail Inayatullah.
Chris Phoenix is a recognized expert in molecular nanotechnology. In 2002, he co-founded the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN) with Mike Treder and is now working full time as CRN's Director of Research. Read more about Chris Phoenix.
Richard Thieme is a professional commentator who specializes in analyzing the ways that society and technology intersect. Mr. Thieme is a professional consultant and speaker whose works have been translated into German, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Danish and Slovene and taught in university courses around the world. With subscribers in more than 57 countries Richard’s column, "Islands in the Clickstream," offers reflection on the relationship between ourselves, our technologies and the ultimate questions of our lives. Read more about Richard Thieme.
Mike Treder is a professional writer, speaker, and activist with a background in technology and communications company management. In 2002, Treder co-founded the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN), a non-profit think tank. Read more about Mike Treder.
- Read Mike's Essay, From Heaven to Doomsday.
- Read Mike's Essay, A Global Surge Protector.
- Read Mike's Essay, Dark Visions of a Fantastic Future.
- Read Mike's Essay, Dimensions of Development.
- Read Mike's Essay, Tiny Changes, Exponentially Multiplied.
- Read Mike's essay, War, Interdependence, and Nanotechnology.
- Read Mike's essay, Turn on the Nanotech High Beams.
Rob Carlson, PhD, is a Senior Scientist in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Washington and Senior Associate at Bio Economic Research Associates (www.bio-era.net). He is the author of the prize-winning essay “Biological Technology in 2050”, also published under the title “Open Source Biology and Its Impact on Industry”, and of the peer-reviewed article, “The Pace and Proliferation of Biological Technologies”. Both are available at www.synthesis.cc/writing. Draft chapters of his book, Learning to Fly: The Past, Present, and Future of Biological Technology, are available at www.biologyistechnology.com. Read more about Robert Carlson.