Leo Emil Wanta is an American operative and was involved in a CIA plot to destabilize the Soviet economy in 1990.
Guest host Richard Syrett welcomed biographer Marilyn Barnewall, who detailed how Reagan-era intelligence agent Leo Emil Wanta attempted to cause the financial collapse of the Soviet Union. Wanta, himself, joined the conversation during the latter half of the program to discuss his battles with the US government over the fortune he amassed. In the first hour, scientist, professor, and entrepreneur Steve Omohundro warned that autonomous robots of the future are likely to behave in anti-social and harmful ways unless they are very carefully designed (related paper). ... More »Host: Richard Syrett