Tough to go through a day these days that doesn't have disturbing news in regard to cyber-something, or drones. There's the Sony hack, there's a drone crash landing on the White House lawn, and that's just these last few weeks. It makes one want to reach for a stiff drink.
Thus the birth of a special early evening Q&A Cafe: Cyber Cocktails with a Side of Drones. On Friday, February 20, we will mix all three during the cocktail hour at The George Town Club. The guest is Shane Harris of The Daily Beast, a man defined as a "baller" by his boss, whose new book, "@War," explores the "rise of the military-INTERNET complex." His previous book, "The Watchers," examined drones before they became a word now known even by newborns. Shane is booked often on TV news talk shows to explain cyber security and warfare and what we know and what the bad guys know and how they can use it against us.
Obviously, this topic requires a sophisticated hour. So please join us on Feb. 20 at 4:30 pm. There will be cocktails, of course, and snacks (maybe/maybe not delivered by drones, or possibly handsome replicants). It will be everything you enjoy about a typical Q&A Cafe, in that Shane and I will do a long-form interview, only later than the lunch hour.
The fee is $25 to cover cocktails and snacks. Seating will begin at 4pm. For reservations, please call the GTC at 202-333-9330. Or shoot an email to GTC Reservations.
The following Friday the guest is DC's new Mayor, Muriel Bowser. So, we're off to a good start in 2015.
I hope you'll join us for both, but at the start I'll see you on Feb. 20, with a martini in one hand and paranoia in the other.