Ever wondered how much society has been changed by the world’s growing reliance on technology? Are current and future generations on the cusp of something transformative?

If you think about those things, you’ll find a kindred spirit in David Alan Grier, an associate professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. His specialties include globalization and the history of science. So it’s no surprise he ponders the implications of the connected world.

Grier is a blogger, essayist and author. His latest book, The Company We Keep, examines how digital technology enables people to connect to centers of political and economic discourse more easily than ever.

The Company We Keep, available on Amazon and CreateSpace, is a collection of essays examining the new community that modern technology is creating, and how it’s shaping the world.

Hilton Collins, Staff Writer Hilton Collins  |  GT Staff Writer

By day, Hilton Collins is a staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines who covers sustainability, cybersecurity and disaster management issues. By night, he’s a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic, and if he had to choose between comic books, movies, TV shows and novels, he’d have a brain aneurysm. He can be reached at hcollins@govtech.com and on @hiltoncollins on Twitter.