“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Kate Bjelde is the Project Assistant at the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project, where she conducts research on cybersecurity vulnerabilities in technologies like unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites.
Prior to joining the Belfer Center, she was a research intern at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism and at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation in London. Kate earned her M.A. in Terrorism Security and Society from King's College London, where her thesis analyzed the moral, legal, and efficacious considerations underpinning U.S. drone policy.Last Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 11:01am