The World’s Best and Most Dangerous Technologists

For over 50 years, DARPA has developed game-changing technologies that have changed both the military landscape and civil society. Developments as foundational as voice-recognition software, mobile GPS receivers, and the modern Internet can trace their origins back to DARPA labs. Arati Prabhakar, director of DARPA, discusses the myriad of ways in which DARPA has shaped modern life and how it hopes to do so in the future. “The community that creates technology advances is what drives our economy, it’s what keeps our country secure, and it’s what allows us to live longer and have reliable, secure energy,” stresses Prabhakar.

This discussion took place at the 2015 Washington Ideas Forum.