Keynote: Daniel Suarez & the “Kill Decision”

KillDecisionWhile moonlighting as a novelist, Daniel Suarez designed software for finance, entertainment, and defense companies—including a company that would later be acquired by Northrop Grumman.

In his keynote at the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference, he’ll expand on the themes of his latest novel, “Kill Decision.”

Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab, describes Suarez’s stories as “amazingly scary and plausible” because they’re based on “existing or near future technologies.” Kill Decision has also been praised by Alexander Rose, Roboticist & Executive Director of The Long Now Foundation, and Chris Anderson (3D robotics founder, also speaking at DARC!) who wrote that “Suarez’s fiction is closer to reality than most people think.”

Like P.W. Singer’s Wired for War, Kill Decision explores the history and future directions of the complex military technologies of our time. It’s a well-researched and thought-provoking exploration of “lethal autonomy.” But because it’s a work of fiction, it’s also an intensely readable—with “car chases, skydiving, and sex.”

Register for DARC to hear from Daniel Suarez, and to take part in a law and policy conversation about flying robots and the future. And make sure to stay Friday night for AfterDARC, the live drone demo show, to see some flying robots in action.



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