Obama to trade Com­man­der- for Ed­i­tor-in-Chief

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

Is Pres­i­dent Barack Obama al­ready think­ing about his next job? In the com­ing months, he will guest-edit an is­sue of tech-fo­cused Wired mag­a­zine.

It is the first time a sit­ting pres­i­dent has guest-edited a mag­a­zine, the pub­li­ca­tion said on Au­gust 30, an­nounc­ing that Obama’s Novem­ber is­sue would be cen­tred around the theme of fron­tiers.

“Like Wired, our 44th pres­i­dent is a re­lent­less op­ti­mist. For this com­pletely be­spoke is­sue, he wants to fo­cus on the fu­ture – on the next hur­dles that hu­man­ity will need to over­come to move for­ward,” it said.

“We want to wrestle with the idea of how to­day’s tech­nol­ogy can in­flu­ence po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship. And who bet­ter to help us ex­plore th­ese ideas than Pres­i­dent Obama?” ed­i­tor-in-chief Scott Dadich said.

At the same time, the White House an­nounced a “Fron­tiers con­fer­ence” in­spired by the is­sue, to take place in Pitts­burgh on Oc­to­ber 13.

Health­care, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, space ex­plo­ration and clean en­ergy are some of the themes to be ad­dressed at the event.

Obama will leave the White House on Jan­uary 20, 2017 at age 55, af­ter eight years in power.

The Wired gig is not his first foray into the mag­a­zine world. He wrote an es­say on fem­i­nism for the Septem­ber is­sue of Glam­our mag­a­zine.

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