James Adams

James Adams is Technology Editor of Spectator USA and the author of 18 books covering technology, warfare and revolution. He is the former Managing Editor of the Sunday Times of London, CEO of UPI and Founder and CEO of iDEFENSE, a cyber intelligence company. He is also a former Board member of the National Security Agency and founding Chairman of NSA’s Technology Oversight Panel. His latest book (with Richard Kletter) is Artificial Intelligence: Confronting the Revolution.

China

Is China hiding how bad the coronavirus is?

When an authoritarian regime controls all media outlets and arrests anyone who talks outside the party line, truth is hard to discover

By James Adams

Science & Tech

Is it unsafe to fly in a helicopter?

Even if the main rotor on a helicopter fails, it will usually continue to turn and can be landed safely by a skillful pilot

By James Adams

Science & Tech

The cars of the future

For those of us who enjoy a more leisurely driving experience, the future shines bright

By James Adams

Internet

The risks and rewards of ransomware

The list of nation state suspects includes Russia, Iran, China, North Korea, India and South Korea

By James Adams

Science & Tech

Automation and the future of modern warfare

What role will micro drones play in the wars to come?

By James Adams

Internet

How to disappear completely

The technological lowdown on keeping a digital low profile in a world without privacy

By James Adams

Science & Tech

How tech is trying to solve America’s trash pile-up

Some scientists believe that existing microbes in the ocean may already be eating plastic both on the surface and on the ocean floor

By James Adams

China

What will war with China look like?

China feels increasingly confident in the face of what it perceives as America’s declining power

By James Adams

Politics

The Russian attempt to swing 2020 for Trump

Election interference produces extraordinary value

By James Adams

Science & Tech

The brave new world of 5G

Huawei doesn’t stand a chance

By James Adams

Science & Tech

Would UBI actually work in America?

There is an ill-defined and naive hope that UBI will solve whatever particular political bogeyman is brought to the party

By James Adams

Science & Tech

Space is the place — for war

Foreign hackers have broken codes that are integral to the effectiveness of satellites

By James Adams

Science & Tech

How drones are dramatically changing warfare

Within a very few years, every vulnerable public building, sports stadium or city center will have to install some kind of drone defense

By James Adams

Science & Tech

Can we engineer our way out of the climate crisis?

New developments in technology offer the potential to avert disaster

By James Adams

Education

When will American schools catch up with the technological revolution?

Children in kindergarten or middle school today are likely to be educated for a world that will largely have disappeared by the time they graduate

By James Adams

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