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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In Wired for War, 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  - Franklin Colorado - Goodreads

This book has been used as a resource about drones by various newspapers, but it's really about military tactics. The first part is full of film references and is very readable, but once he gets into ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Wilson - Goodreads

A really interesting book to read for anyone with an interest in the way we as a society are heading in the future. Singer raises some very interesting points and many ethical questions, and he ... Read full review

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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
Copyright

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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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