Kenneth W. Ford is one smart cookie. He went to work at Los Alamos at the ripe old age of 24, working alongside such physicist luminaries as Oppenheimer, Fermi, Wheeler, Neumann, and Teller. If these names don’t ring a bell to you, then you have found this interview at the right time, because you’d do well to learn a bit about how one of the world’s deadliest weapons came to be, what it meant to the economy, the military, peace, negotiations, and a whole host of other areas of life as we know it. Ford has just penned a book on his experiences on the birth of a weapon that is 700 times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and what he thinks about its usefulness and place, if any, in the world.