Sharon Weinberger
Journalist, Author & Editor, Freelance, The Intercept

Sharon Weinberger is a national security writer focusing on science and technology issues. She is currently the national security editor at The Intercept. Her writing has appeared in Nature, Washington Post Magazine, Slate and Discover, among others. Her latest book is The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency that Changed the World (2017).

Written by Sharon Weinberger

Working on the AN/FSQ-7 computer in a Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (or SAGE) air defence system facility. Photo by Andreas Feininger/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty

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History of technology
Web of war

How the hair-trigger nuclear age and fears of Armageddon inspired visionary cold warriors to invent the internet

Sharon Weinberger