Sharon Weinberger has spent the past two decades exploring the implications of the science and technology being spawned by the national security state.

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Sharon Weinberger has spent the past 20 years exploring the implications of science, technology and national security. She's currently studying how the global arms industry is adapting to the Information Age, in which data proves more deadly than guns. She is the Washington bureau chief for Yahoo News and the author of several books, including The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World.

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