Greg Bear on Jon Stewart

Greg Bear, a member of SIGMA, was on the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night to pitch his new book Quantico about "near-future threats". The conversation quickly went to his advisory role to the government. He effectively explained what he and SIGMA does, how the science-fiction (not science fantasy) community helps the FBI and DHS think throw threats and threat mitigation strategies. Bear complimented new DHS Science & Technology Chief Jay Cohen who gave the contractors at the recent Department of Homeland Security S&T conference a unique request: "show me products I didn't know I need." Watch the interview here or below.

What Greg didn't talk about was our conversations on blogging, robots, and politics. Maybe if the interview was longer...