Chris Anderson: Editor, Author, Drone Manufacturer

Last year, The Atlantic Meets the Pacific heard Dr. Eric Topol discuss how technology is making healthcare more personal. This year, The Atlantic Meets the Pacific might get to hear Chris Anderson talk about the personalization of another branch of science: drones.

Anderson studied quantum physics and science journalism at University of California, Berkeley before becoming the editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine from 2001-2012. He has also served as an editor for The Economist and the two scientific journals, Nature and Science. In 2007, he was listed as one of the “Time 100,” the magazine’s compilation of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Anderson is the author of the New York Times best-selling books The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More, Free: The Future of a Radical Price, and Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.

He is now the CEO of 3D Robotics, a company related to, which Anderson also founded.

In this video, watch Anderson give a brief explanation of his newest venture, personal drones.

Chris Anderson will be speaking at The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, held at Scripps Seaside Forum and Calit2 in La Jolla, California on October 2nd through 4th. For more information on speakers and the event hosted by UC San Diego Extension and The Atlantic Magazine, visit

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