Dr. Brad Allenby remarks that the Anthropocene, the “Age of Humans,” has seen an exponential acceleration of technological evolution, especially in the information and communication technology space and the emergence of cognitive capability at unprecedented scope, scale, and complexity. The implications of this cognitive ecosystem range from increasing efficiency of technological systems, to disruption of urban infrastructure, fundamental disruptions of existing pluralistic governance systems and the geopolitical balance of power.

Dr. Brad Allenby is President’s Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, and of Law; Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics and co-chair of the Weaponized Narrative Initiative of the Center for the Future of War, at Arizona State University.