Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

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Penguin, Jan 22, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 512 pages
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P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare

We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalise a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.
 

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User Review  - BakuDreamer - LibraryThing

Too long, tired to cover too much and goes off on tangents unrelated to technology. Frist time I've seen the word ' gynormous ' in serious print. Parts very helpful Read full review

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User Review  - carlosemferreira - LibraryThing

Very informative on where robotics comes from, what trajectories might the innovation take, and the problems involved in that. A connoisseur at its best, with all the sort of argument-and-its-opposite that is typical in a topic in flux. Read full review

Contents

Praise for P W Singers Wired for
THE CHANGE WE
History of Robotics
Warbots
Reality
The Roboticists Who Just Say
WHAT CHANGE
Revolutionary Technologies
the Unmanned Revolution
College Kids Terrorists and Other
The Changing Battlefields Robots Will
Their Effect on Leadership
Who Let You in the War? Technology and the
Digitizing the Laws of War and Other Issues of UnHuman
Acknowledgments
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Dr Singer is considered one the world's leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare. He has written for the full range of major media and journals, including Boston Globe, L.A. Times, New Times, amongst many others. He is also the author of Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry and Children at War. He is also a founder and organizer of the US-Islamic World Forum, a global conference that brings together leaders from across the US and the Muslim world.

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