“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.”
Nick Obradovich is an associate in the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. He studies climate-change politics and the potential impacts of climate change on social systems. He is also a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab and a Human-Environmental Systems Fellow at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Nick received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego and his B.S., summa cum laude, in Economics and Environmental Studies from Santa Clara University.Last Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 11:14pm