Star Trek fan and U.S. President Barack Obama, serving as guest editor for Wired’s November issue, discussed with Wired editor in chief Scott Dadich and MIT media lab Director Joi Ito how he grew up on Star Trek, the importance of the series, and how the Enterprise and her crew are like the United States: diverse, cooperative, and up for any challenge. Obama, in a sweeping interview about technology and the future, mentioned that he was a “sucker” for Star Trek as a kid.
This issue isn't about politics. We aren't trying to get anyone elected. Obama is a kindred spirit who wants to tap into the full potential of the future. The post How We Made WIRED With Guest Editor Barack Obama appeared first on W...
'Star Trek' isn't just intergalactic canon---it's also a template for how Americans can approach our future. The post Trekkie—OK, and President—Barack Obama on Why Star Trek Is So Important appeared first on WIRED.
The president in conversation with MIT's Joi Ito and WIRED editor-in-chief Scott Dadich. The post Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo-Cars, and the Future of the World appeared first on WIRED.
Joi Ito (previously) -- director of MIT Media Lab, former Creative Commons chief, investor, entrepreneur, and happy mutant -- interviewed Barack Obama for a special, Obama-edited issue of Wired. (more…)