Beware the powerful meme

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July 8, 2021

DOOMSDAY CLOCK
Bulletin selects winning T-shirt design
Nathan Doyle’s “Time is Running Out” was the winning T-shirt design of more than 350 international entries in a Bulletin contest. Read more.

NUCLEAR RISK
Virtual program: History of nuclear secrecy ​​​​​
Join nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein in conversation with ​nuclear ​policy sociologist Lynn Eden on July 21 to discuss Wellerstein’s ​new book, Restricted Data: The History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States. If secrecy and science form the bedrock of the Atomic Age, what does this mean for a path forward? ​​​​​Register here.

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Beware the dangerous meme
Society should fear memes, not the increasingly realistic, AI-generated deepfakes, when it comes to fighting misinformation in the digital age. Read our premium magazine content.

Rose Gottemoeller

2021 Bulletin Annual Dinner: Nov. 9
Join us from wherever you are! This unique virtual experience provides you and your guests an opportunity to engage with the most informed and influential experts tracking man-made threats to our existence. Converse with defense expert Rose Gottemoeller and more thought leaders. Learn more.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I think it’s not a good first-strike weapon, and I think the development of a weapon like this shows how concerned Russia is about U.S. missile defense,”
— Steve Fetter, “The Weapon That Eradicates Cities by Creating ‘Radioactive Tsunamis’ “, Interesting Engineering. ​​​​​​​​

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