"In this terrific new anthology, some of the country's most original constitutional thinkers set themselves to imagining a brave new world of 24 hour surveillance, Facebook snooping, neurological sentencing, biothreats, robots, and more. Each author tries to map these emerging technologies onto existing constitutional doctrine and reflect on how the current doctrine must stretch to accommodate, or risk failing us. This is a thrilling, terrifying account of technology that has come to define us, and a challenge to think in new ways about our most fundamental values."—Dahlia Lithwick, Slate senior editor
"In this thought-provoking collection of essays by a distinguished group of scholars, Jeffrey Rosen and Ben Wittes take us on a magical journey to the Constitution's future, posing hard questions about how to translate our commitments to freedom and equality to a technologically advanced world. This is a fascinating book that anyone interested in the problems of technological change should read."—Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School
" Constitution 3.0 is a remarkable and provocative book that tackles one of law—and society's—most important questions: How will new technologies intersecting all aspects of our lives affect our constitutional rights and our approach to a document written more than two centuries ago? In this invaluable contribution, Jeffrey Rosen and Benjamin Wittes, two of the nation's sharpest legal thinkers, ask some of the nation's preeminent scholars to look to the future and predict how cutting-edge technologies will coexist with one of the world's oldest constitutions."—Jan Crawford, CBS News Chief Legal and Political Correspondent, author, Supreme Conflict
""An invaluable roadmap for responding to the challenge of adapting our constitutional values to future technological developments.""— POLITICO
About the Author
Jeffrey Rosen is a professor of law at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also serves as legal editor for the New Republic and is the author of several books, including The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America (Times Books, 2007) and The Naked Crowd: Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age (Random House, 2005). Benjamin Wittes is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and served nine years as an editorial writer with the Washington Post. His previous books include Detention and Denial: The Case for Candor after Guantánamo (Brookings, 2010) and Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror (Penguin, 2008), and he is cofounder of the Lawfare blog.