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Alex Knapp

Alex Knapp is a writer, editor, and knowledge evangelist.
Alex is the social media editor and a staff writer at Forbes.
As social media editor, he looks for new and innovative ways to reach out to and engage our audience to make sure they’re getting the intelligent Forbes content that they’re interested in.
As a staff writer, Alex blogs at with the blog Robot Overlords, where he focuses on cutting edge research and technology, business startups, and innovative ways to solve problems.
But that’s just his focus. he also digresses into books, art, music, pop culture, comics, religion, politics — pretty much everything.
This is the quote he lives by:
“The best of things is to learn. Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail, but what you have committed to your mind is yours forever.” — Louis L’Amour
Alex’s articles include Five Leadership Lessons From James T. Kirk, NASA Scientist Explains Why The World Won’t End In 2012, IBM’s New Optochip Transfers One Trillion Bits Per Second, NASA Reports That Solar Flares Could Disrupt Power, Communications, LEGO Space Shuttle Makes It Into Space, Need To Know The Structure Of A Molecule? Google It, NASA Finds An Atmosphere Around Another Of Saturn’s Moons, Stolen NASA Laptop Contained Commands For International Space Station, Flying Robots Play The ‘James Bond’ Theme At TED, and IBM Paves The Way Towards Scalable Quantum Computing.
He earned his BSc in Biochemistry at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2001 while minoring in Law and Technology / Humanities Concentration in the Philosophy of Religion. He earned his J.D. in Law at the University of Kansas School of Law in 2004.
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