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UBC Distinguished Speaker Series: Nicholas Thompson

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Editor-in-Chief of Wired

The story of how science and technology changes our lives is one of the most important in the world. And no one’s more equipped to tell it than Nicholas Thompson. As the editor-in-chief of Wired, he is the first person to know—and investigate—both the technological and ethical developments as they unfold in Silicon Valley. From artificial intelligence to robotics, privacy to social media, ethics to war, and more, Thompson leads the news cycle.

In this talk, The Wired Future, he champions the ways technology enhances our lives and makes our world a better place.

Registration: Early bird tickets open Monday, February 4, at 9 a.m., and second round of tickets open on Monday, February 18, at 9 a.m.

To find out more visit: speakers.ok.ubc.ca

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Nicholas Thompson is the editor-in-chief of Wired. He served previously as a senior editor at Wired from 2005–2010. Thompson has also played a pivotal role with The New Yorker—first as senior editor, then as editor of the magazine’s digital platform. Earlier in his career, he served as a Senior Editor at Legal Affairs, an editor at the Washington Monthly, and also co-founded the on-line Atavist publishing company and digital-only Atavist Magazine.

He has written on technology and politics for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Slate, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The New York Observer, and other publications. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, NBC, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NPR, and CNN, where he is a contributing editor, and CBS, where he is a news contributor.

Thompson graduated from Stanford University, where he was a United States Truman Scholar.

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