Geopolitical Expert and Author Looks to the Future of Robotics

Robotics Business Review

What will new technologies, including robotics, mean for countries around the world? This is the focus of Abishur Prakash’s book, Next Geopolitics: The Future of World Affairs (Technology). In it, he combines deep research, pointed questions, and forward-thinking scenarios to paint a brand-new picture of the future. Prakash predicts that business fortunes and geopolitical affairs will be defined by technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.

Prakash is a leading contributor to Robotics Business Review and writes regularly about military robotics, security and surveillance, industry transformations, and geopolitical challenges. He will also be speaking about robotics, AI, and Internet of Things security at RoboBusiness 2017.

Prakash’s main role, however, is as a “geopolitical futurist” at the Center for Innovating the Future, a title he defines as “understanding how new technologies will transform world affairs and what this means for a business or government.” His clients consist mainly of Fortune 500 firms, high-growth startups, and governments.


This past spring, Prakash addressed the Canadian Senate, and he has also been published in Forbes. Here, he shares his thoughts the growing roles that automation and related technologies are playing in international relations.

Business Takeaways:

  • According to Prakash, the intersection of military and robotics interests is going to be important to our geopolitical future. Countries will soon have to determine how autonomous systems affect declarations of war.
  • Robotics companies need what Prakash calls a “georobotics” strategy to deal with challenges such as government restrictions on automation in response to job or security concerns.
  • Each region faces its own unique challenges in growing its economy with robotics and AI. For example, if European robotics developments rely on government support, than uncertainty about EU membership will affect local industry.

What developments within robotics and AI do you expect will take place this year?

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